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Report: 'Fantastic' player is really impressed by Everton, he could even join them this summer

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Ben White has not ruled out joining Everton, the Daily Mail suggest, as he has been impressed by the speed of which they have prepared a bid for him.

White appeared to be heading to Arsenal and it is still claimed that the England international wants a move to the Emirates Stadium.

However, Everton are pushing hard to land him following the arrival of Rafael Benitez.

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The Toffees are said to be prepared to but a more valuable bid in for White to Brighton & Hove Albion than Arsenal are.

And Everton’s strong desire to sign him has reportedly impressed White, which is why a move to Goodison Park is far from off the cards.

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Worrying for Arsenal?

If Arsenal are to miss out on White now, who Ian Wright has called ‘fantastic’ (ITV), it would be a huge disappointment for the Gunners, who seem to have made him one of their top defensive targets.

His arrival at Everton could really help to improve the quality of their back-line, though.

If Everton went into the campaign with Ben Godfrey and White alongside each other at the back, they would have a defensive pairing with a great deal of potential.

And their interest in White is sure to be exciting, as it suggests they really do have ambitious plans to back Benitez in the transfer window in the coming weeks.

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