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Brighton ‘to decide on defender Ben White’s future AFTER pre-season’

Brighton will decide whether to offer defender Ben White a new contract after pre-season, reports the Sun. 

White impressed during a loan spell with Leeds United last season as he played a huge part in their promotion to the Premier League.

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has since admitted that he would love to buy him, with Chelsea also expressing an interest in the centre-back.

However, Brighton boss Graham Potter holds the power over White’s future and wishes to see him back in training before he makes the call.

White has not yet committed himself to the AMEX stadium, as he has continued to stall over two offers made in the £25,000-a-week range.

If Potter decides that he wants White to stay, then it is believed that the 22-year-old could earn up to £50,000-per-week. 

The defender started every single match of the Championship season last campaign, as Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds stormed to the league title.

The Argentine boss may have to remain patient for a little while longer, however, as decisions are still to be made on White’s next move. 

Meanwhile, Brighton are looking to deal with a couple other potential departures with midfielder Jason Molumby also in limbo over his future and unsettled centre-back Shane Duffy could be on his way out on loan. 

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