The Amex Stadium, home to Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club. (Photo by NEIL HALL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Brighton and Hove Albion battle Crystal Palace for £8.5m-rated striker as Seagulls slap £43m price tag on star man

The bookmakers have weighed in on Ben White’s future at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 8:43 am

As per SkyBet, Leeds United are currently second in the running to land the Seagulls defender with a price of 4/1.

Manchester United lead the race at 3/1, while Liverpool have odds of 9/1.

White spent a hugely successful spell on loan at Marcelo Bielsa’s side in 2019/20, playing 49 times and helping them to secure a long-awaited promotion back to the Premier League.

Last summer, the Seagulls rejected three bids from Leeds and White has since drawn interest from the so-called ‘big six’.

According to Cadena SER reporter Jose David Lopez, Man United will consider a move for White if they fail to land Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.

Indeed, Kounde’s reported £68million asking price could price Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men out of a move and into the direction of White.

However, it is claimed Albion will demand around £43m for the 23-year-old, who has impressed during his debut top-flight season.

Here are the latest transfer headlines from Brighton and their Premier League rivals - with the Seagulls linked with a Gabonese striker:

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