Chelsea are reportedly keen on Leeds United defender Ben White.

Chelsea’s defence hasn’t exactly been secure this season, and that may just tempt Frank Lampard into the transfer market.

The Blues lost for the fourth time in five Premier League games on Saturday, falling to a 1-0 defeat as issues at the back continue to be shown up.

Antonio Rudiger and Kurt Zouma were given the nod on Saturday, but they couldn’t stop Dan Gosling from scoring the winner at Stamford Bridge.

Andreas Christensen and Fikayo Tomori have been given chances too, but with Chelsea possessing the leakiest defence in the top eight, Lampard must be eyeing reinforcements now Chelsea’s transfer ban has been lifted.

The Sun now claim that Chelsea are keen on Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White, who is currently on loan at Leeds United in the Championship.

It’s claimed that Lampard thinks White can make an instant impact with Chelsea, and they may be willing to stump up £25million to tempt Brighton into recalling White and selling him on.

That would be hugely disappointing for Leeds, as the 22-year-old has been outstanding his season, fitting Marcelo Bielsa’s style perfectly with his ability to play out from the back.

However, whilst some Chelsea fans seem to be attracted to White’s potential, many are taking to Twitter to suggest that this isn’t the calibre of signing they’re looking for in January.

Some feel that White isn’t the ideal signing because a left-sided defender like Nathan Ake would be better, whilst others feel that targeting a player who Brighton loaned out shows how far Chelsea are sinking.

Some really don’t want more Championship players after the likes of Tomori, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham played there last season, and think it’s time for a big name to arrive rather than somebody like White.

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