Arsenal enquire about Ben White alternative as negotiations drag on

Arsenal are claimed to have enquired about the signature of Paris Saint-Germain defender Thilo Kehrer, with our chase of Brighton’s Ben White dragging on.

Our interest in signing the England international has been anything but a secret, but the Seagulls have stood firm in their valuation thus far. We have supposedly lodged two substantial bids for his signature already, with rumours of a third also, and reports also claim that personal terms have been agreed with the 23 year-old, but at this moment in time, an agreement with his parent club is proving an issue.

We are now said to have made an enquiry about the availability of PGS’s Kehrer, as reported by the Metro citing FootMercato, who has struggled to hold down a regular first-team role in the French capital in recent seasons, despite his ability.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has already shared immense compliments on his former star at PSG, adding that he is more than comfortable playing in any of the roles across a back-four.

‘Thilo is a very committed player, very professional,’ said Tuchel in August 2018 when his side signed him from Bayern Munich(via Jonathon Johnson). ‘I like his personality, he already has a certain maturity as he’s captain of Germany’s Under-21 side.

‘He’s quick, able to play in any of the four positions at the back, is two-footed, and can even play as a defensive midfielder. He’s the sort of player any coach would like to have.’

Will Arsenal be increasing their efforts to find an alternative? Or could they be looking to play hardball with Brighton with many reports claiming that White is in want of the move to north London?


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  1. Just end the White negotiations already and cancel the Saliba loan arrangement immediately please

  2. We have been told that the White transfer was just a matter of time, but delayed because of the running of European Championship. What are we waiting for, why is this dragging on?
    On the other hand I have to ask the question: Is Ben White really worth 54 million? IMO “NO”. Go and finde alternatives and leave the “hype”. White didn’t even play during the European Championship,

  3. Tony Bloom has been hoping to sell White to the highest bidder, but the player doesn’t want to move too far away from family and friends, so that means London, just at the other end of the M3. So far, the only bids have been from Arsenal, as the player hasn’t been on Chelsea’s radar. If Arsenal withdraw their third bid totalling (with easily achievable add-ons) £54m, Bloom will have to encourage Chelsea to bid, or risk losing out on badly needed funds. This would give Chelsea the ‘nap hand’, and any bid from them would be substantially lower than Arsenal’s. Bloom says ‘we don’t need/want to sell White, but just a look at Brighton’s form at the end of last season will tell you that they need major investment. In the EPL you need to spend just to stand still.

  4. What do Ben White has that William Saliba do not have? Arteta is just chasing shadows!. I hope Arteta will not drive Arsenal to relegation this coming season!

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