Ben White transfer race hots up as Man Utd and Arsenal joined by Dortmund in eyeing £35m-rated Brighton ace
BORUSSIA DORTMUND have joined the race for Brighton defender Ben White.
Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Arsenal remain interested in one of the Premier League’s most talented young central defenders.
Brighton will demand about £35million for White, having turned down three bids from Leeds last summer – with the final offer totalling £25m.
White spent a successful season on loan in the Championship with Leeds last term and has gone from strength to strength on the south coast this year.
Dortmund already have an eye for English talent having signed both Jude Bellingham from Birmingham and Jadon Sancho from Manchester City.
They also made a move for Ben Godfrey but instead, he left Norwich for Everton.
White, 23, has played 34 times for Graham Potter this season and is on the verge of an England call-up after being name-checked by national boss Gareth Southgate.
While he will take no part in Euro2020, he looks certain to get a call-up for the Autumn World Cup qualifiers.
Man Utd captain Harry Maguire reportedly urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign White at the end of the season.
According to The Transfer Window podcast, Maguire has told his manager he would like to play alongside an English-speaking centre back who understands the culture of Premier League football and will complement his game.
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It is believed one of the players mentioned in this discussion was White, who has attracted many plaudits since joining Leeds United on loan last season.
Elsewhere, United have reportedly made Erling Haaland their No 1 transfer target but may wait until next season when his £65m release clause activates.
The Norwegian striker is Europe's hottest property with a host of super-clubs prepared to make their moves.
United are no different with boss Solskjaer eager to land a prolific goalscorer to lead the line.
According to Eurosport, club chiefs including director John Murtough have determined they will go all out to land Haaland.
Dortmund are likely to put their star asset up for sale this summer for £130m if they miss out on Champions League football.
Edin Terzic's side currently sit fifth, just a point behind Eintracht Frankfurt who occupy fourth.
If Dortmund decide to cling onto their superstar then his value will half next year due to a clause in his contract.
The decision remains in the hands of the German side who know a heavyweight rival are likely to stump up over £100m this summer.
United face serious competition for his signature with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea all heavily linked.
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