Leon Balogun former teammate at Brighton & Hove Albion, Lewis Dunk is subject of a £40m transfer deal to Chelsea.

The Nigerian did not enjoy his time at Brighton and moved on loan to Wigan before making a permanent switch to Scottish side Rangers on a one-year deal with an option for a further year.

However, the player that ensured Balogun was not a regular at Brighton is Dunk and the club captain is wanted by Frank Lampard as he looks to fortify his defence ahead of the 2020/2021 season.Lewis Dunk, Leon Balogun - Leon Balogun Photos - Brighton & Hove Albion vs.  Manchester United - Premier League - Zimbio

According to The Sun, Chelsea are desperate to complete the signing of the 28-year-old, who is a boyhood fan of the West Londoners but face competition from Tottenham Hotspur for his services.

Dunk has made made a total of 306 appearances in all competitions for Brighton since he broke into the first team in 2009.

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