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Journalist claims two-time UCL winners 'could well threaten' Arsenal for £50m-rated target

Arsenal face more competition for the signing of Ben White as Chelsea have reportedly joined the race for the defender.

According to journalist Duncan Castles on The Transfer Window Podcast, the Blues have entered the picture for the Brighton and Hove Albion star and ‘could well threaten’ the Gunners for White.

The Seagulls want £50m for the 23-year-old centre-back, who is also a target for Everton and Manchester City.

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As claimed by Castles, Arsenal have already had a bid rejected for White. A second offer is set to be submitted in the future.

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However, competition from Premier League rivals and now the two-time UEFA Champions League winners might cause some complications.

The Gunners are seeking a right-sided centre-back this summer with David Luiz departing the club at the end of last season. William Saliba will also join Marseille on loan according to the Athletic.

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Arsenal finished eighth last season and will not compete in Europe for the first time in 26 years. However, Mikel Arteta and the club appear to be going for ambitious signings this summer.

Although White might not be what the Gunners need urgently, the centre-back would be an intriguing addition to the Arsenal squad. The defender will solidify an already impressive defence. Last season, the Gunners conceded fewer goals than Manchester United, Liverpool and Leicester City.

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