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Arsenal third signing set for medical after agreeing 5-years deal

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Ben White made 36 appearances in the Premier League for Brighton last season helping them avoid relegation from the top-flight; a sell-on clause has been inserted into the deal for the England defender, who is expected to undergo a medical this week

Ben White is expected to have his Arsenal medical on Wednesday with a £50m deal for the defender having been agreed with Brighton last week.

Sky Sports News reported in June that the Gunners had a £40m bid for the centre-back rejected while an improved offer of £47m was also knocked back before Brighton agreed to the £50m fee.

Brighton have also inserted a sell-on clause for White, who featured in all but two of Graham Potter’s side’s games in the Premier League last season as the south coast club avoided relegation with a 16th-placed finish.

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The 23-year-old was selected by Gareth Southgate for England’s Euro 2020 campaign and played in the two warm-up games against Austria and Romania prior to the start of the tournament.

Ben White was a part of England’s squad which reached the final of Euro 2020
White also contributed to Brighton having the joint-best defence in the bottom half of the Premier League last season with 46 goals conceded.

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The England international defender joined the Seagulls in 2014 from Southampton and has gone on to make 41 appearances for the club in all competitions.

He enjoyed a series of loan spells before breaking into Brighton’s first team last term. White helped Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United gain promotion to the Premier League when he spent the 2019/20 campaign at Elland Road.

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White would become Mikel Arteta’s third summer signing following the arrivals of left-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica and central midfielder Albert Sombi Lokonga from Anderlecht.

The Gunners meanwhile are considering a third bid worth in the region of £25m to sign Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

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