Arsenal reportedly spoke to Ben White, but now Everton is apparently on the hunt too.

According to the Daily Mail, the Toffees are hoping to beat the Gunners for the Brighton star’s signature.

The outlet claims to have had talks with the Seagulls about a possible transfer of £ 50m for White plus £ 5m in add-ons.

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While the Toffees didn’t make a formal offer, their package would be more than what the Gunners apparently offered.

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The Daily Mail also claims Brighton has already turned down two offers from Arsenal.

The last is said to have cost £ 42m plus £ 4m add-ons, but White’s club can hold out for £ 50m plus.

Everton has reportedly announced that it will guarantee a payment of £ 50million.

£ 20 million would be paid upfront, with the remaining £ 30 million spread evenly over the four years of White’s proposed four-year contract.

The report adds that White is keen to join Arsenal, which will be hoping for a better season under Mikel Arteta in 2021-22.

However, he was impressed with how quickly the blues have moved since the appointment of Rafael Benitez.

As a result, the 23-year-old has not ruled out moving to Goodison Park, the outlet added.

But while Arsenal fans seem particularly keen for White to come to the Emirates, there doesn’t seem to be the same buzz among Everton supporters.

Some feel they are already well positioned in central defense, others find it too expensive.

Everton fans debate white amid Arsenal links

Hadn’t he gone to Arsenal?

– Lewis Johnston ☮️✝️ (@ JohnstonLew10) July 1, 2021

Why is Everton throwing mountains of money at the one position on the field of play that they are absolutely piled on?

– Kyle Austin (@KyleUTFH) July 1, 2021

Please no, it’s so overpriced

– Michal (@MichalBoratyn) July 1, 2021

Only Everton would pay 50 million for a cb if that’s the only part of the roster we’re stacked in

– Beans and Pandas (@ woahpandas1) July 1, 2021

Always nice to see that your team is connected to talented English guys, but 50 million ?! Wow worlds have gone crazy

– Nick Chisnall (@ TextMonkey11) July 2, 2021

50mil we are crazy

– Everton final; Scorchio (@GrandOldLady_) July 1, 2021

Can we get a new RB first?

– Ryan (@ rpm164) July 1, 2021

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