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A number of teams are said to be interested in signing the 22-year-old this summer.

Ben White has been linked to Leeds, Chelsea and Liverpool

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Ben White has been linked to Leeds, Chelsea and Liverpool

White had a hugely successful loan spell with Leeds United last season where he helped them win promotion to the Premier League.

Marcelo Bielsa is keen to sign the centre-back on a permanent deal with reports suggesting they’ve had a £22million offer already rejected.

The Seagulls want a figure in the region of £40m despite him never having played a Premier League game.

Ben White played in every Championship game for Leeds in their promotion campaign

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Ben White played in every Championship game for Leeds in their promotion campaign

Liverpool have also been linked with the defender following their sale of Dejan Lovren to Zenit St Petersburg.

The Daily Star claim Chelsea are not put off by the figure being quoted by Brighton as Lampard looks to overhaul his squad this summer.

Antonio Rudiger could reportedly be axed to fund a move for White after the Germany international has failed to convince the Blues boss.

Brighton may be reluctant to sell White, though, considering his potential at the top level.


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When asked if he was ready for the top level, manager Graham Potter said: “Absolutely, 100 per cent.

“He’s our player, he’s got a long contract with us. I have known Ben for a while, I have been aware of him, wanted to try and sign him when we were at Swansea.

“I know about his qualities. He’s a fantastic player. He’s done brilliantly at Leeds and helped them get promotion – that’s fantastic for them, fantastic for him – but he’s our player and we’re looking forward to working with him.

“He complements us really well. He’s got attributes that are really, really useful and he’s going to be a top player.”