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Ben White Latest Defender Linked to Manchester City

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English CB an option for City.

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Ben White is the latest defender linked to Manchester City.

The Brighton defender has been linked with Arsenal and United, notable the Gunner had lodged a 40-45 million pound bid for him.

According to The Transfer Window podcast, Man City might be willing to match that price tag.

They’ve held initial talks with White about a summer move and have monitored him for a while.

Txiki and company are bracing for a potential replacement for Aymeric Laporte if he forces the clubs hand. The Spain international could be on the way to Barcelona.

Man City have already lost Eric Garcia on a free transfer to Barca. White could be the option for Pep Guardiola‘s team ahead of their Premier League title defense.

White would compete with John Stones, Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake for a place in the starting lineup, should Laporte be sold.

The news looks set to force Arsenal into further action. They want him badly.

They had now two bids rejected earlier this month, and are struggling to sign anyone.

Thoughts on White and his possible inclusion to City?