Arsenal have reached an agreement in principle with Brighton for the transfer of defender Ben White. The agreement is subject to a medical, with the fee understood to be in the region of £50 million.

A deal between Brighton and Arsenal has been close, even after the north London club’s initial advances for the 23-year-old were rejected.

White will become the third most expensive transfer INA Arsenal’s history. The Englishman is expected to sign a five year deal at the Emirates. The Deal is subject to a medical.