Ben White: Arsenal agree £50m deal to sign Brighton defender


Arsenal have agreed a deal to signal Brighton centre-back Ben White for a charge believed to be round £50m.

Sky Sports activities Information reported Arsenal had a £40m bid rejected in June with one other transfer for a worth of £47m subsequently rejected.

However with discussions persevering with into July, the 2 Premier League golf equipment appear to have reached a settlement.

There’s nonetheless work to be accomplished earlier than the switch could be finalised.

The 23-year-old is predicted to take a medical when he returns from vacation on July 26.

After leaving Southampton in 2014, White secured a transfer to Brighton and eventually made his mark on the south coast following mortgage spells with Newport County, Peterborough United and Leeds United.

After breaking into the primary staff on the Amex Stadium he impressed final season within the Premier League within the coronary heart of defence and was chosen by Gareth Southgate for England’s Euro 2020 marketing campaign.

He additionally helped Brighton survive relegation and end sixteenth within the prime flight with the joint-best defence within the backside half of the league (46 objectives conceded).

The Gunners need to bolster their defence after ending eighth within the Premier League and lacking out on European soccer for the primary time because the 1994-95 season.

Arsenal switch updates: Bellerin, Lokonga

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has instructed Arsenal he desires a brand new problem.

Talks proceed with Inter over a switch, and whereas Arsenal desire a everlasting deal – or not less than a mortgage with an obligation to purchase – the Serie A champions choose a mortgage with an choice to purchase.

Bellerin would welcome the transfer to Italy, and along with his Arsenal contract up in 2023, he won’t be extending his keep on the Emirates.

The 26-year-old is with the Arsenal squad in Scotland and got here off the bench in Tuesday’s pre-season defeat at Hibernian.

Albert Sambi Lokonga’s transfer from Anderlecht to Arsenal will probably be finalised as soon as the participant is out of quarantine.

Lokonga is in London after a deal was agreed final week. He might want to take last medical checks earlier than the deal is formally introduced, with the charge believed to be round £15m.

Arsenal fixtures 2021/22: Gunners begin with Bees & Chelsea

Arsenal will begin their 2021/22 Premier League marketing campaign away at newcomers Brentford on Saturday August 14.

Mikel Arteta’s aspect, who completed a disappointing eighth within the Premier League desk, then have a London derby on the Emirates towards European champions Chelsea on August 21, earlier than going to present champions Manchester Metropolis on August 28.

Arsenal’s first north London derby comes on the weekend of September 25 at dwelling to Tottenham, whereas the return fixture will probably be on the weekend of January 15 on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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You’ll be able to observe all the newest switch information and rumours in our devoted Switch Centre weblog on Sky Sports activities’ digital platforms, in addition to preserving monitor of all of the developments on Sky Sports activities Information.


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