Arsenal ‘closing in on Ben White transfer with £50m Brighton deal nearing and face-to-face talks taking place’

ARSENAL are reportedly closing in on a £50million deal for Brighton defender Ben White.

The Gunners have set their sights on the England prospect and talks are planned, according to The Athletic, ahead of the potential move.

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White was rewarded for his impressive form at Brighton with a place in the England squad for Euro 2020 after Trent Alexander-Arnold pulled out through injury.

Arsenal reportedly offered £40m for the 23-year-old but Brighton are determined to hold out for £50m.

Mikel Arteta wants to revamp his squad after the Gunners missed out on European football for the first time in 25 years.

Arteta is focused on strengthening his defence and highly-rated White is seen as a long-term signing.

Defence is one of his main priorities and the versatile White, who can play right-back, centrally or in midfield, have made him one of his major targets.


White was released by Southampton as a teenager before finding his way to Brighton and Euro 2020 via loan spells with Newport and Leeds.

Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale this summer as they bid to rebuild their squad after another disappointing season.

If White completes his move to Arsenal, it is likely defender William Saliba will again be sent out on loan.

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