Arsenal hold ‘more positive talks’ with Brighton man Ben white as they agree on personal terms according to skysports
Arsenal have held positive talks with England and Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White, according to the DailyMail and skysports.
The Seagulls have rejected a bid of £40 Million from Arsenal for their academy prospect as the hold out for a £50 million fee for their prized asset.
Leeds United made three bids for the English defender last summer, with the third and highest a whopping £25 Million, all being rejected by Brighton.
Fast forward a year and the 23 year-old is set to demand an even higher fee due to a year’s Premier League experience, and with being called up to England’s European Championship squad.
According to reposts Arsenal are thought to be preparing a “concrete offer” Fee+add-ons in the coming days for the prized center-back.
Arsenal’s interest in a right-sided centre-back has been well documented since David Luiz’s departure was confirmed a month back.
Although William Saliba will report to the Gunners’ camp next season, Mikel Arteta clearly wants a more experienced head in that position.
Switching to a back three looks possible given we will have three solid options in Gabriel, Saliba and Ben White, if he does end up joining.
DailyMail further reported that the former Leeds’ man is keen to join the Emirates Stadium, and Brighton are believed to be open to the idea if their asking price is duly met.