Everton may hijack Arsenal’s transfer for Ben White having reportedly advised Brighton they may pay Brighton £50million for him.
Arsenal have been chasing the England defender this summer time however are understood to be struggling to match the Seagulls’ valuation.
However The Solar reviews that the Toffees – on instruction of recent supervisor Rafael Benitez – have advised Brighton they may pay the cash they need.
The report provides they’re now trying to place collectively bonus packages to attempt to get the deal achieved.
Benitez is eager so as to add a brand new centre-back and reportedly believes White, 23, is his first alternative.
Everton seem prepared to stump up the £50m whereas Arsenal have solely gone so far as providing £42m with an additional £6m in add-ons, which Brighton turned down.
It’s additionally been reported that the Gunners might have to dump one or two gamers in an effort to fund the White switch.
White, who’s beforehand been linked with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, had a memorable first season within the Premier League because it ended with the Brighton star incomes a late call-up to England’s Euro 2020 squad.
The Solar additionally says the golf equipment are in talks with Brighton proprietor Tony Bloom, who’s refusing to compromise on his valuation of the participant.
And it appears Benitez, who was introduced as Everton‘s new supervisor on Wednesday, senses a possibility to swipe White from Arsenal’s grasp.