Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea all join Leeds in £50m transfer battle for defender Ben White from Brighton



Posted Monday, August 17, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk

Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea all join Leeds in £50m transfer battle for defender Ben White from Brighton
Ben White is wanted by all of the top six this summer Credit: Getty Images - Getty

BEN WHITE has become the most wanted player in England after EVERY top six club in the Premier League made contact with Brighton to ask how much they want for him.

Centre-back White, 22, is suddenly in demand after impressing during his season on loan at Leeds.

The Yorkshire club have already made a £35million bid - of £30m in cash plus a further £5m in add-ons.

But Brighton are set to reject it out of hand, valuing their star at more than £50m.

Champions Liverpool are showing the strongest interest of all, while both Manchester clubs, Chelsea, Leicester and Tottenham have also asked the Seagulls how much it would cost to sign their academy product.

This is despite White yet to play a single game in the Premier League.

Brighton do not want to sell, and it would take an offer in excess of £50m to even tempt them to consider doing a deal.

SunSport understands they feel the market is depressed this summer because of the impact of Covid-19.

And they believe he will be worth much more next year after a campaign in the Premier League with them.

Instead boss Graham Potter wants White to form a powerful-looking back three alongside Adam Webster and Lewis Dunk, another player who has attracted attention from Chelsea.

Leeds have now made two bids for White since winning promotion to the Prem - having failed with an initial £18m bid.



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