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Paper Talk: Man Utd, Tottenham join hunt for impressive Brighton star; Everton set to sign big-name Barcelona man

The race is on to sign one of Brighton’s top stars, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham all plotting moves, while Everton are favourites to sign a Barcelona defender, according to Wednesday’s transfer gossip.

 

BEN WHITE A MAN IN DEMAND

Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea have joined the string of clubs monitoring Brighton defender Ben White.

That’s according to Sky Sports, who claim new data has shown the Englishman in a new positive light. Citing Wyscout’s index rating, White is currently the fourth best performing central defender in the Premier League. Only Kurt Zouma, Gabriel Magalhaes and Thiago Silva rate higher so far.

White earned his reputation while on loan at Leeds last season. Indeed, Marcelo Bielsa’s side saw three bids to sign him in the summer rejected. Their final bid topped £25m before they moved onto another target.

It’s clear now for all to see why Leeds were so keen to land White.

Having started all 10 of Brighton’s Premier League games so far, the defender has proved the step-up in level hasn’t hindered his development.

Liverpool are also looking at the 23-year-old as a potential signing. Indeed, Jurgen Klopp’s side were strongly linked with White over the summer.


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However, the report claims Chelsea, Tottenham and now Manchester United are also keen on the player.

Now rated nearer the £50m mark, it’s suggested United, Spurs and Chelsea are all considering bids next year.

Brighton will, however, fight tooth and nail to keep White, who only signed a new four-year deal earlier this year.

 

SAMUEL UMTITI HEADING FOR EVERTON

Barcelona are ready to offload centre-back Samuel Umtiti with Everton favourites to capitalise. (The Sun)

Nice manager Patrick Vieira wants to take Arsenal defender William Saliba on loan. (The Sun)

John Barnes believes Jurgen Klopp could ‘easily’ convince Kalidou Koulibaly to sign for Liverpool in January. (The Sun)

The future of Lyon forward Memphis Depay is under scrutiny once again with Barcelona favourites to secure his signature. (The Sun)

Real Madrid want to use Eden Hazard as part of a swap deal for PSG forward Kylian Mbappe. (Daily Express)

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AND MORE GOSSIP

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Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea will compete to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria in January. (Daily Star)

Manchester United could land 18-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga in a cut-price £45m deal. (Daily Star)

Chelsea are set to reduce the allocation of family tickets available to players when fans return in a bid to get as many supporters into Stamford Bridge as possible. (Daily Telegraph)

Barcelona have made Antonio Rudiger and Shkodran Mustafi transfer alternatives if they fail to sign Eric Garcia in January. (Daily Mail)

Zinedine Zidane insists he won’t quit after defeat at Shakhtar Donetsk left Real Madrid’s Champions League hopes in the balance. (Daily Mail)

 

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