Man United held talks with 6 ft 1 in English defensive rock

Man United have been handed a major boost in pursuit of Ben White. The English centre-back is open to the prospect of making the switch to Theatre of Dreams in the summer transfer window, although Brighton & Hove Albion will be reluctant to part ways with him.

Ben had been a hot property in the transfer market last summer following an impressive loan spell with Leeds United. The Whites had been among several clubs keen on signing White before he ended up staying put at the Amex Stadium.

The Seagulls have benefitted immensely from the services of the footballer, who has played 28 PL games, missing just one game when available this campaign. Having become a regular at Brighton, Ben has impressed with his versatility and tenacity, which has seemingly alerted a number of clubs again, including the Red Devils.

Man United are keen on strengthening the heart of their back-line in the summer transfer window, partly due to the fact that Harry Maguire has not had a constant partner this season due to the fitness issues that have plagued Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.

While both Lindelof and Bailly have impressed for large parts when fit, their injury troubles have hampered them considerably. That has, in turn, also impacted their consistency on the odd occasion and with Maguire also prone to an error here and there, it is not hard to see why Red Devils could be looking for a top-class centre-back. To that end, the likes of Raphael Varane and Pau Torres are among the targets for Man United.