Arsenal are now scrambling to save a transfer deal to sign centre-back Ben White from Brighton after reports emerged that Everton have launched a more lucrative bid.
A report in the Daily Mail claims that new Everton manager Rafa Benitez is pushing the club to clinch the signing of the England international.
Arsenal have had a bid of £42million plus £4million in add-ons rejected by the Seagulls last week, with £50m seemingly the number required to get talks progressing. Everton have apparently ramped up the competition by going in with a £50m plus £5m for Ben White.
This will be a huge test of Arsenal’s ambitions this summer, should Everton ‘gazump’ Arsenal with Ben White’s transfer, there will be no shortage of questions directed to Mikel Arteta and director Edu.