Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Brighton centre-back Ben White for a charge believed to be round £50m.Sky Sports News reported Arsenal had a £40m bid rejected in June with one other transfer for a value of £47m subsequently rejected.
But with discussions persevering with into July, the 2 Premier League golf equipment appear to have reached a settlement.There remains to be work to be performed earlier than the switch may be finalised.The 23-year-old is anticipated to take a medical when he returns from vacation on July 26.
After leaving Southampton in 2014, White secured a transfer to Brighton and at last made his mark on the south coast following mortgage spells with Newport County, Peterborough United and Leeds United.
After breaking into the primary crew on the Amex Stadium he impressed final season within the Premier League within the coronary heart of defence and was chosen by Gareth Southgate for England’s Euro 2020 marketing campaign.
He additionally helped Brighton survive relegation and end sixteenth within the high flight with the joint-best defence within the backside half of the league (46 targets conceded).The Gunners are trying to bolster their defence after ending eighth within the Premier League and lacking out on European soccer for the primary time because the 1994-95 season.Arsenal switch updates: Bellerin, LokongaArsenal defender Hector Bellerin has advised Arsenal he desires a brand new problem.Talks proceed with Inter over a switch, and whereas Arsenal need a everlasting deal – or at the least a mortgage with an obligation to purchase – the Serie A champions want a mortgage with an possibility to purchase.Bellerin would welcome the transfer to Italy, and together with his Arsenal contract up in 2023, he won’t be extending his keep on the Emirates.The 26-year-old is with the Arsenal squad in Scotland and got here off the bench in Tuesday’s pre-season defeat at Hibernian.Albert Sambi Lokonga’s transfer from Anderlecht to Arsenal can be finalised as soon as the participant is out of quarantine.Lokonga is in London after a deal was agreed final week. He will want to take last medical checks earlier than the deal is formally introduced, with the charge believed to be round £15m.Arsenal fixtures 2021/22: Gunners begin with Bees & Chelsea
Arsenal will begin their 2021/22 Premier League marketing campaign away at newcomers Brentford on Saturday August 14.Mikel Arteta’s facet, who completed a disappointing eighth within the Premier League desk, then have a London derby on the Emirates towards European champions Chelsea on August 21, earlier than going to present champions Manchester City on August 28.Arsenal’s first north London derby comes on the weekend of September 25 at residence to Tottenham, whereas the return fixture can be on the weekend of January 15 on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Follow the summer season switch window with Sky SportsYou may comply with all the most recent switch information and rumours in our devoted Transfer Centre weblog on Sky Sports’ digital platforms, in addition to protecting observe of all of the developments on Sky Sports News.