The 23-year-old made 36 starts in the Premier League for the Seagulls last season and was recently rewarded for his form with a late call-up to England’s squad for the European Championships.
On the books at the AMEX since 2014, White has gained first team experience via loans with Newport County and Peterborough before he became a fulcrum of Marcelo Bielsa’s Championship-winning Leeds side in 2019-20. Remarkably, he played every single minute of the 46-game campaign.
Under contract until 2024, Brighton are under no pressure to sell White but it appears they’d be open to approaches over £40 million.
His homegrown status makes him particularly attractive to Arsenal who could sell the likes of Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer.
For the record, Arsenal currently have six centre-backs; Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Gabriel, Dinos Mavropanos and William Saliba. A penny for the latter’s thoughts…