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Arsenal’s £50m bid for Brighton’s Ben White accepted


Brighton accept Arsenal's bid for Ben White

Arsenal are set to complete the signing of defender, Ben White, after Brighton and Hove Albion accepted their bid of £50 million, according to local media.

Metro UK reports that Brighton rejected an initial bid of £25m from Leeds United last summer but Arsenal doubled the bid having made a new central defender one of their top transfer priorities this summer, particularly following the departure of David Luiz.

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Per The Athletic’s David Ornstein Arsenal have made a decisive breakthrough with the Seagulls and an agreement has been reached in principle.

According to Fabrizio Romano, White is expected to sign a five-year contract with the Gunners which would run until the summer of 2026.

The England international is expected to undergo a medical before the £50m transfer is completed, possibly next week. as it is suggested that personal agreements won’t be a problem.

White’s transfer fee would be the biggest Arsenal have ever spent on a defender, while only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe would have commanded bigger fees.

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