Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle for the £50m transfer of Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White.
White was a late call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England Euro 2020 squad.
It completes a meteoric rise for the 23-year-old, who was released by Southampton as a youngster before being signed by Brighton.
He went on a number of loans from the Seagulls, including to Leeds’ Championship title-winning side in 2019-20.
White’s performances for Leeds attracted the attention of many leading clubs and prompted Brighton to secure him on a new four-year contract last summer.
That deal put the Seagulls in a strong negotiating position this summer and it is understood they rejected two bids from the Gunners before agreement was finally reached amid interest from other Premier League clubs.