Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White is a transfer target for three Premier League clubs, with Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea all monitoring the 23-year-old, according to Lyall Thomas at Sky Sports.
REPORT: Ben White Interest From Premier League Clubs
Brighton Defender White Has Made a Strong Start to the Season
Ben White has been in superb form for Brighton this season. The 23-year-old spent last season on loan with Leeds United as they secured promotion to the Premier League but returned to his parent club in the summer.
Since, the defender has impressed for Graham Potters side, starting all ten top-flight games for the Seagulls this season.
As per the report, White in the fourth-best performing central defender in the Premier League, according to Wyscout’s index ratings.
Manchester United Interest
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has been looking for defensive cover for some time. In the summer, the Red Devils were looking to bring in another central defender to partner Harry Maguire, but the club still have several players of that position on the books at Old Trafford.
White Attraction for Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho has an eye for a young centre back. Having already acquired Joe Rodon from Swansea City, White is of a similar ilk. But now, with Toby Alderweireld struggling with injury and Davinson Sanchez not hitting the heights as he was expected to reach, further reinforcements may be needed in North London.
Chelsea to Bolster Back-Line
The other club to show interest are Chelsea. Having seen the arrival of Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr in the summer, with the latter joining Porto on loan, there is plenty of competition at the Blues. Frank Lampard still has Kurt Zouma, who along with Silva are in the top three best performing centre-back in the Premier League, according to Wyscout, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christiansen and Fikayo Tomori as a contest.
Interest from Elsewhere
Leeds, who White spent last season on loan with, tried to sign the defender on a permanent basis last summer. However, their £25 million bid was rejected and he signed a four-year deal with the Seagulls instead.