Manchester United, Liverpool to do battle for Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White – report

Manchester United, Liverpool to do battle for Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White – report

Manchester United and Liverpool will do battle in January for the transfer of Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White, according to a report.

The youngster, who came through Brighton’s academy, has impressed with his performances on loan at Leeds United this season.

Deployed primarily as a central defender, White is also capable of filling the left-back role.

According to The Athletic, United and Liverpool plan to go head to head for the 22-year-old in January.

However, Brighton are reluctant to sell, especially in January, which means that a bidding war could start.

Many United fans will not want United to invest in another defender following the arrival of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire over the summer, along with the rise of Brandon Williams at left-back.

Supporters will hope that the club’s emphasis is on finding midfield reinforcements and, of course, Erling Braut Haaland, who is a genuine target.

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