• Arsenal offer initial £45m plus add-ons for defender
  • Club had £40m bid turned down for England player

Arsenal are confident of signing Ben White from Brighton in the next few days after offering a deal worth up to £50m for the England defender.

Arsenal had an initial £40m bid turned down this month, with Brighton indicating they wanted a guaranteed £50m for the 23-year-old. But the London club, who have agreed personal terms with White, hope their offer of an initial £45m plus £5m in add-ons can persuade Brighton to sell.

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