Ben White has his heart set on a £50 million Arsenal transfer over PSG and Everton, according to the Gunners.
The Brighton centre-back is attracting interest from a number of major European clubs, but he looks to have his heart set on the Emirates.
Ben White, a Brighton and England midfielder, has his heart set on a move to Arsenal.
The 23-year-position old’s has been closely studied by Paris Saint-Germain, with manager Mauricio Pochettino a huge supporter, and he has been linked with a transfer to Everton.
The Toffees will want to provide as much transfer money as possible to new manager Rafa Benitez, and White might be the Spaniard’s first acquisition since coming over.
According to the Daily Mail, Everton’s offer to Brighton actually outbids Arsenal’s, with Benitez’s side willing to pay more than £50 million.
Unfortunately for the Goodison Park faithful, the highly-rated defender has his heart set on a move to the Emirates, with the Gunners reportedly confident of striking a deal with the Seagulls before the start of the season.
White’s head was briefly changed by the quickness with which Everton chose their new manager and arranged a deal for him, according to some accounts, but it was not enough to sway him from his desire to play for Arsenal.
Given that White was connected with a move to Arsenal only a few weeks ago, some Gunners fans may be concerned about the reason for the delay.
After Trent Alexander-Arnold was ruled out of the tournament due to injury, White was recruited into Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 team, however he has yet to play a minute for the Three Lions.
Although White remained focused on his international obligations, England manager Gareth Southgate admitted that “we are not going to stop phone ringing and cannot control conversations going on in private” when asked if transfer chatter was common within the squad.
“I believe most transactions are done at the end of tournaments or in the first week after the end of the season,” he continued, “and I would expect any deals to be done after the tournament.”
While it’s uncommon that players will confirm a club swap while on international duty, it’s not impossible.
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