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Man United target Ben White set to stay at Brighton

by Red Billy

Manchester United are set to miss out on yet another transfer target as Ben White is poised to sign a new contract with Brighton and Hove Albion.

The centre-back’s impressive performances whilst on loan at Championship-winning Leeds United last season earned White a huge reputation and interest from a number of clubs, including United.

Leeds themselves have been trying hard to keep the player on a permanent deal and reportedly had an offer of £35 million rejected last week.

The Red Devils, meanwhile, were widely reported to also be challenging for the 22-year-old’s signature along with Liverpool and Chelsea, but it seems that the Seagulls have persuaded the centre-back to stay on the south coast.

‘Graham Potter is planning on using White in his starting line-up next season and all bids have been rejected for the centre-back,’ The Times reports.

‘His new deal is expected to keep him at the club for next season where he will push for a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.’

The list of names that once appeared to be on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s shortlist for centre-back reinforcements seems to be getting shorter and shorter.

Dayot Upamecano has also signed a new contract at his current club, Red Bull Leipzig. Nathan Aké has moved to Manchester City with Kalidou Koulibaly likely to follow and Gabriel Magalhaes is poised to complete a move to Arsenal.

The Red Devils reportedly had a £22 million offer for Monaco’s Benoit Badiashile turned down this week.

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