Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Brighton centre-back Ben White, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian journalist says that, while a fee has still not been finalised between the two teams, there is a feeling that an agreement is very much within reach:
“They are working with Brighton, they have an agreement on personal terms but they are working with Brighton on the final fee. There is still something to be completed but it is getting really close. Ben White is the main target.”
Romano’s update will come as a relief to those Gunners supporters who were concerned that the delay in getting the transfer over the line could have led to the deal being hijacked by another club.
Everton, Chelsea and Manchester City have all been mentioned as potential suitors over the past couple of weeks, but the reliability of the reports linking these teams with White were questionable, to say the least.
Brighton are thought to be looking for a deal which will guarantee them at least £50m for White, so we shall see if Arsenal do eventually decide to meet their demands over the coming days.