Arsenal plan Ben White medical for July 26 when Brighton and England centre back returns from his holiday after Gunners agreed a £50m deal
- Arsenal agreed a £50million deal with Brighton for defender Ben White on Friday
- The centre-back’s medical with the Gunners has been planned for July 26
- White is currently on holiday after finishing Euro 2020 duty with England
- The 23-year-old was in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad but did not play
Arsenal expect centre-back Ben White to have a medical around July 26 when he returns from holiday.
The 23-year-old Brighton and England defender is due to sign for Arsenal after they agreed a £50million deal on Friday.
A breakthrough in negotiations saw Arsenal agree to give Brighton a guaranteed £50m, with no add ons, while Brighton have also inserted a sell-on clause.
Arsenal expect Ben White to have his medical on July 26 when he returns from holiday
Mikel Arteta is set to introduce White to his squad after agreeing a £50m deal with Brighton
Arsenal succeeded with their third bid after offers worth £40m and £47m with various add-ons were rejected.
White was a last-minute call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020 but did not feature at the major tournament for the Three Lions.
Arsenal are in Scotland at a training camp and will travel back to London after the game with Rangers on Saturday before flying to America early next week to take part in the Florida Cup.
Though White will not be involved, Arsenal hope to have Albert Sambi Lokonga in their ranks once they confirm his arrival from Anderlecht.
White was called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020 but did not play
Meanwhile, Roma remain keen to sign Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka over the coming days.
Arsenal have only made one summer signing so far, left-back Nuno Tavares, who scored on his first ever start for the club in their second pre-season friendly away at Rangers on Saturday.
The left-back moved from Portuguese side Benfica for around £9.8million in the first week of July.