Arsenal are confident of landing the signature of Ben White from Brighton & Hove Albion despite the late approach from Everton.
The England international is the Gunners’ prime defensive target for the summer, and they are in advanced negotiations to sign him.
A deal worth £50 million is being discussed, but it has recently been claimed that the Toffees could hijack the deal by paying more up front.
According to Football Insider, the Gunners are ‘very confident’ of signing the centre-back despite the late push from the Toffees.
White expects to join the Gunners in the near future, and he has already started house-hunting in London through agencies.
The Gunners are planning a major spending spree this summer, and it has been claimed that they could spend over £200 million.
White could make the switch following England’s Euro 2020 campaign.