Manchester United ‘enter the race for £50m-rated Brighton defender Ben White along with EVERY top-six rival’… with Leeds also in the hunt for the ‘most wanted player in England’
- Manchester United are the latest club to enter the race for Ben White
- Liverpool and Chelsea were first elite Premier League sides to show interest
- But Tottenham, Leicester and Man City are also keen on the 22-year-old
- White is also wanted by Leeds where he starred in the Championship last term
- However Brighton are reluctant to sell the defender they rate at £50million
White impressed while on loan at Leeds United in the Championship last season, helping them earn promotion back to the Premier League.
But Marcelo Bielsa’s side look like they may struggle bringing the defender back to Elland Road with all of the top flight’s top six clubs from last season showing an interest in the 22-year-old branded as the ‘most wanted player in England’ according to the Sun.
Ben White has caught the attention of all of last year’s top six Premier League clubs
Liverpool and Chelsea were first among the big guns to join Leeds United in the hunt for White, with the Premier League new boys having already had bids rejected below £20million.
But Leiceser City, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and now Manchester United have all been in contact with the south coast side in an enquriy over his availability.
Leeds have since reportedly made an increaased bid of £30million with £5million in add-ons but Brighton are thought to be holding out for a fee nearer £50million.
White impressed while helping Leeds United earn Premier League promotion last term
Liverpool would be slight favourites to see off their rivals should a move go ahead as they look to replace Dejan Lovren following his £11million move to Zenit this summer.
White has yet to play a Premier League game but manager Graham Potter is set to include him in his first team-plans next season.
The Seagulls boss hopes to feature him in a back three along with Adam Webster and Lewis Dunk.
Brighton will hope a season of Premier League football under the defender will increase his value even further by next summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to add improvements to his Manchester United side this summer