Leeds United will remain in the hunt to sign Ben White from Brighton despite seeing two bids rejected, according to The Sun.
Sky Sports reported on Saturday that Leeds have offered up to £22million for the 22-year-old centre-back, who has also rejected two new contract offers from Brighton.
The Sun now adds that Liverpool and Chelsea are also interested in White and that Chelsea are willing to offer the £40million that Brighton are demanding for the former Leeds loan star.
Many are wondering where Leeds stand after seeing two bids rejected for White but the newspaper now says that the Yorkshire club will continue to stay in the bidding war.
If that is the case then we can expect a third bid for White fairly soon.
White was phenomenal for Leeds last season as they won promotion to the Premier League by lifting the Championship title in the process.
He played every game for Marcelo Bielsa and the fact that Liverpool and Chelsea also want him shows how well he did at Elland Road.
Bielsa’s centre-back options are very light at the moment with Gaetano Berardi out of contract and injured for up to nine months with Liam Cooper the only natural option in that area in the senior squad.
It is hard to see how Bielsa could sign someone who’d fill White’s shoes better than White himself, who is only going to keep getting better and better given his age and Bielsa’s brilliant coaching.
In other Leeds United news, Marcelo Bielsa has been pictured reading a scouting report on this European youngster