Chelsea have reportedly inquired about signing Brighton’s centre-back Lewis Dunk. The links with the 28-year-old are causing some debate among some fans on Twitter.
The Times has reported that the London club have made an initial inquiry about signing the defender and that the Seagulls are demanding £50 million for his services.
Lampard is keen to sign defensive reinforcements this month after a shaky first half of the season at the back. Dunk is the latest name to be mentioned and would no doubt bring some much-needed experience and steel to the Chelsea defence.
The report states that Brighton would not block a move, but only if their valuation of the defender is met.
The Englishman has got one cap with the national side and is a key part of a Brighton side currently sat 14th in the Premier League. He can also have an impact in an attacking sense. Dunk has scored twice this season and provided a further three assists – an impressive total from centre-back.
Some Chelsea fans feel his age does not mirror his value. He is 28-years-old and £50 million for a player of that age seems very steep.
Other fans believe that Dunk would be a great signing. They feel that he has the quality to start in the current Chelsea back-line and that he would be an instant improvement on the players the club currently has available in defence.
Here are some Chelsea fans on Twitter reacting to the speculation:
Lewis Dunk is 28. Think Cahill was 26 when Chelsea signed him. Decent CB but weird signing.
— Adé (@Ade_W) January 12, 2020
lewis dunk to chelsea? hmmmm idk bout that
— Sufi Adha (@itssufyyo) January 13, 2020
Lewis Dunk is a very good defender but £50M for a 28-year-old? It's not a Chelsea thing.
— Chelsea FC in Armenia (@ChelseaFCinArm) January 12, 2020
Would happily take Lewis Dunk at Chelsea. Great player
— Nicholas McClymont 🇮🇹 (@NickyMcClymont) January 12, 2020
Chelsea fc have enquired about Brighton’s fc Lewis Dunk valued at around 50m.
Thoughts Chelsea fans??
For me it’s gotta be a HELL NOOOOOOOOO 😭
— CFCKendo (@CFCKendo) January 12, 2020
Lewis Dunk is everything Chelsea need in a centre back, but he plays for Brighton and not a scrub Serie A team so he’s “average”.
— #8 (@MedianoEra) January 12, 2020