Europa League holders Chelsea are eyeing a big-money move for a Premier League defender according to the various reports coming out from the British media.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has money to spend in this transfer window and he has identified the centre back position as one of the areas to strengthen.
The specific publication via the Daily Star revealed that Chelsea are planning a £48m bid for Brighton and Hove Albion skipper Lewis Dunk.
It remains to be seen whether the Seagulls would want to sell Lewis Dunk in the middle of the season as they are in a battle to avoid the drop in the Premier League.
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Lewis Dunk is undoubtedly the best centre back in the Brighton squad.
Frank Lampard and Chelsea have already lost eight games in the Premier League this season. In addition, defence has been the Achilles heel for the Blues this season but they have still managed to keep their place in the top four of the league.
They have a five-point lead over Manchester United with 15 games left to play in the Premier League.
Only the first four spots on the Premier League table will guarantee a place in the Champions League next season.