Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle to sign Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White for 50 million pounds, British media reported on Saturday.
Sky Sports reported Brighton have added a sell-on clause for White, who was a late call up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the European Championship. White did not feature at the Euros as England lost to Italy in the final.
After being released by Southampton in 2014, White secured a move to Brighton and made an impact at the south coast club following loan spells with Newport County, Peterborough United and Leeds United.
White was one of the standout performers for Graham Potter’s Brighton last season, making 36 Premier League appearances in the heart of the defence.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are looking to strengthen their back line after finishing eighth in the league last season and missing out on European football for the first time since the 1994-95 season.