Arsenal confident of signing Brighton’s Ben White in deal worth up to £50m

Arsenal are confident of signing Ben White from Brighton in the next few days after offering a deal worth up to £50m for the England defender.

Arsenal had an initial £40m bid turned down this month, with Brighton indicating they wanted a guaranteed £50m for the 23-year-old. But the London club, who have agreed personal terms with White, hope their offer of an initial £45m plus £5m in add-ons can persuade Brighton to sell.

Brighton are yet to receive other offers for White, a late call-up to England’s Euro 2020 squad after injury to Trent Alexander-Arnold.

White came through Brighton’s academy and established himself in the club’s first team last season after a successful campaign on loan at Leeds in the Championship in 2019-20.

The centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos has joined Stuttgart from Arsenal on a one-year loan with an option to buy for £3m.

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