Arsenal agree a deal to try to sign Brighton defender Ben White; The England center-back is looking for a new challenge and wants to join the Emirates; Arsenal had previously rejected offers of £ 40 million and £ 47 million
An agreement have been reached by Arsenal to sign Brighton center-back Ben White for an estimated fee of around £ 50 million.
News reported that Arsenal rejected a £ 40 million offer in June and that another £ 47 million price decision was later rejected.
But with talks continuing until July, the two Premier League clubs appear to have reached an agreement.
There is still work to be done before the transfer is completed.
The 23-year-old is expected to undergo a medical examination when he returns from vacation on July 26.
After leaving Southampton in 2014, White moved to Brighton and eventually made his mark on the South Coast after a loan spell with Newport County, Peterborough United and Leeds United.
After breaking up Amex Stadium’s first team, he attracted last season to the Premier League in defense and was selected by Gareth Southgate for England’s Euro 2020 campaign.
He also helped Brighton survive relegation and finish 16th in the top tier with the best joint defense in the lower half of the league (46 goals scored).
Gunners are looking to bolster their defense after finishing eighth in the Premier League and missing out on European football for the first time since the 1994-95 season.
Negotiations for a transfer are ongoing with Inter, and while Arsenal want a permanent deal – or at least a loan and a purchase obligation – the Serie A champions prefer loan and buy options.
Bellerin will agree to move to Italy, and with his contract with Arsenal in 2023, he will not extend his stay at the Emirates.
The 26-year-old is part of Arsenal’s Scotland squad and came off the bench in Tuesday’s pre-season match against Hibernian.
Albert Sambi Lokonga’s transfer from Anderlecht to Arsenal will be completed as soon as the player is rejected.
Lokonga is in London after an agreement was reached last week. He will have to undergo a final medical examination before the plan is officially announced, and the cost is estimated at around £ 15 million.
Mikel Arteta’s side, who finished eighth in the Premier League table, will later play London in the Emirates against European champions Chelsea on August 21, before surrendering current champions Manchester City on August 28.
Arsenal’s first game in North London takes place on the weekend of September 25 at home against Tottenham, while the second leg takes place on the weekend of January 15 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.