the Blues are reported as favourites to beat Tottenham to sign an experienced Premier League defender
Blues linked with Dunk deal
The Sun reports Chelsea are favourites to beat Tottenham Hotspur to the signing of defender Lewis Dunk from Brighton.
A lifelong Chelsea fan, Dunk is the Seagulls’ current captain but could be allowed to leave the club with promising young defender Ben White set to take his place.
‘Dunk has been with the Seagulls since the age of ten and became only the fourth player from the club to win a senior England cap when he made his debut in 2018,’ says the report of the Brighton skipper.
‘But the 28-year-old has made no secret of his love for Chelsea. Dunk’s childhood idol was former Blues and England captain John Terry and he even named the family dog Didier after another Stamford Bridge legend Didier Drogba.
‘Brighton fans began fearing they could lose their captain when they noticed he was absent from recent club promotional material.
‘And his exit is set to be confirmed if Chelsea can match the Seagulls’ valuation, with Ben White expected to step in at centre-back after returning from his loan spell at Leeds.’