Report: Brighton not too keen on losing Dunk

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Chelsea need a top centre-half for next season, and the Blues have been linked with Brighton defender Lewis Dunk.

According to reports, Brighton & Hove Albion have ruled out selling Lewis Dunk and have rubbished suggestions that Chelsea made a £40m bid for the defender.

The 28-year-old is a boyhood Chelsea fan and would love to play for the club as Frank Lampard attempts to tighten up at the back.

According to a report on talkSPORT, the one-cap England international is going nowhere this summer.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino, has hailed Dunk as a fine footballer who deserves to be playing in any of the top six sides.

“He’s not just a brute that wins headers, he’s a fine footballer,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.

“I think he’s the best centre-half in the bottom half of the table. His consistency over a number of seasons has been brilliant. His partnership with Shane Duffy before was exceptional. He’s capable of playing not only in a back four but in a back five.

“I think Dunk is well capable, I think he will have that move and because of his level of performance I think he’s owed a chance to play for a top-six club because he’s good enough.”

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