Fikayo Tomori’s position in Chelsea is being threatened as head coach Frank Lampard is targeting Brighton’s top defender, Lewis Dunk, for January transfer.

Fikayo is currently enjoying top form as Chelsea’s defender but the England international of Nigerian descent may soon find himself struggling to maintain his position if Lampard succeeds in bringing in Lewis into his squad.

According to the Times, Chelsea have approached Brighton for a possible deal about Lewis’ availability.

The 28-year-old has been a key part of a Brighton team that currently sit 14th in the table, but has the ninth-best defence in the Premier League (

Brighton value him at £50million and if Chelsea succeed in signing him, he will become the second most expensive English defender of all time following Manchester United’s Harry Maguire.

This might spell bad news for Fikayo who hasn’t enjoyed playing time with the Blues recently following the return of Antonio Rudiger from injury.