Premier League match ball. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Brighton rumours: Albion man to snub London club, Seagulls enter race for Chelsea talent

Arsenal’s efforts to sign Brighton defender Ben White already look as if they could become one of the transfer sagas of the summer.

Monday, 28th June 2021, 8:09 am

The 23-year-old has emerged as a target for the Gunners over the past couple of weeks, with a big money bid touted.

But Simon Jordan has queried why the England international would be willing to move to north London when he could be presented with the prospect of a better transfer in the near future.

Speaking on talkSPORT, the bemused pundit said: “Why would he want to go there?

“With respect to Brighton it’s a step up but there may be other steps available to him that are far more compelling than Arsenal

“If Ben White is now in the international squad and revered the way he is, because he’s a top quality player, why are Arsenal in the mix? Arsenal are all over the place.

“If you’re comparing and contrasting Brighton to Arsenal then yes it is a step up but if you’re comparing somebody who’s in the England squad that people in the game think is a Rolls Royce then what is the move he’s making to Arsenal for?"

Jordan also focused his criticism in on Gunners boss Arteta, adding: “They are a long way from where they need to be and there’s a lot of people looking at Arteta, me included, who started out thinking this guy’s got the chops but are maybe thinking he’s all theory and not enough practice.”

We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League transfer speculation below...

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