Liverpool, Man Utd ‘re-establish interest’ in £50m defender

Man Utd and Liverpool “have re-established interest” in Brighton defender Ben White after he was previously linked with both clubs.

The Brighton defender had a superb loan spell at Elland Road last season, playing every minute of every game as Leeds won the Sky Bet Championship to be promoted to the Premier League.

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa wanted the 22-year-old to return to Yorkshire ahead of this season, but Brighton have refused to discuss a deal.

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The 23-year-old has played a key role for the Seagulls this term, starting all 12 of their Premier League matches.

White has been attracting interest from all the big hitters, with Liverpool having watched him for at least a year since he impressed last season.

And now his seamless transition to Premier League football has alerted Liverpool and Man Utd again, according to transfer expert Ian McGarry.

McGarry told the Transfer Window podcast: “Manchester United and Liverpool have re-established interest, which they first established in the summer, in Brighton defender Ben White who has made a very, very impressive start to the season,” McGarry said.

“He is a young, English player, can play out from the back, can play in a three or a four. Brighton value him at anything £50million plus. Liverpool and Man United feel like they can do something in January.”


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