Latest Chelsea transfer rumours: Blues told to pay £50m for defender, Giroud move delayed

Chelsea are looking to make up for lost time and recruit new players this month during the January transfer window.

Frank Lampard’s side had to endure a transfer ban last summer but with that now lifted, the Blues can improve their squad.

But it’s not just new recruits who could be heading to Stamford Bridge, departures are also likely this month.

Here is the latest Chelsea rumours round-up below.

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Chelsea sent £50m transfer demand

Brighton have told Chelsea that they must stump up £50 million to sign Lewis Dunk, according to The Times.

Frank Lampard wants to land some defensive additions this month after an indifferent few months of play which have cut the gap between Chelsea and fifth-placed Manchester United to five points.

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The Blues have looked strong in attacking areas of the field but sometimes wayward defensively.

Dunk has starred for Brighton this term and has reportedly been eyed by Lampard’s side, but the price tag on 28-year-old could put the Blues off.

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