Chelsea, Manchester City, and Everton have also shown interest in the Brighton defender
Arsenal is confident they’re going to beat Manchester City, Chelsea, and Everton to the signing of Brighton’s Ben White this summer as they prepare a 3rd bid for the defender, say reports.
The Seagulls stopper has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates, but recent reports have pointed to interest from across the Premier League.
White is currently away with the England squad at Euro 2020 and football. London reports that Arsenal is the frontrunner to secure his signature once the tournament is over.
City, Everton, and Chelsea have all expressed interest in the player, but the outlet says his move to the Emirates is nearly complete and he’s wanting to join the north London club.
Sky Sports reports that Arsenal will soon make a 3rd bid for the 23-year-old, having did not meet the Seagulls’ valuation thus far.
It has been reported previously by the Mail that Brighton wants £50 million for the England international.
That looks like a huge figure for a player with only one season of Premier League football under his belt, but signing young English talent is an upscale business lately.
White impressed by helping Leeds win promotion from the Championship in 2019/20, before making 36 league appearances for Brighton last season.
His form on the south coast earned him an area within the England squad for the Euros, but he’s yet to feature within the tournament and has been overlooked of the 23-man squad for the last two knockout games against Ukraine and Germany.
The Gunners are heavily linked with him for an extended time now as Mikel Arteta looks to re-shape his squad this summer.
A disappointing eight-place finish last season seems like it’ll cause an overhaul, with several players within the shop window and around five new signings expected to be made.
A center-back is certainly one priority, as David Luiz left the club at the top of his contract and William Saliba is predicted to go out on loan again.