Man Utd join race for ‘the most wanted player in England’

Man Utd have reportedly joined the transfer battle for Brighton centre-back Ben White, who is attracting interest from a host of clubs.

The Brighton defender completed his season-long loan at Leeds at the end of July, for whom he played a key role as they won promotion to the Premier League.

His performances for Leeds mean that the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham have all been linked with a move for White.

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And now The Sun claims that Man Utd have entered the race for White and that ‘every top six club in the Premier League made contact’.

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Brighton value White ‘at more than £50m’ and are set to reject a bid of £35m from Leeds, while out of the top six clubs Liverpool are ‘showing the strongest interest of all’.

The Seagulls believe White ‘will be worth much more next year’ with a full season under his belt in the Premier League and are keen not to let him go on the cheap.

On a potential move to Liverpool, his former boss at Newport County, Michael Flynn, recently said: “I’d love to see him at Liverpool. I know Pep Lijnders, the assistant, he’s an unbelievable coach.

“So I know he will help Ben improve. He’s got to do what’s best for Ben White. That could be getting a season in the Premier League with regular games at Brighton, which I think he could do.

“[Brighton boss] Graham Potter might want to keep him and bring him on and then sell him for more money after a year in the Premier League.

“That’s a decision for Ben, but for biased reasons, I’d be edging him towards Liverpool.”


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