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Leeds United have third and final Ben White bid rejected

£25 million is seemingly the maximum Leeds would pay for Ben White, and it wasn’t enough for Brighton to bite.

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Leeds have Ben White at the top of their list for centre-back options, but Brighton won’t budge after a fine season.
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Leeds United have had a third bid for Brighton’s Ben White rejected according to BBC reporter Adam Stone and The Athletic reporter Andy Naylor.

The Whites have been chasing Ben White’s signature since he departed from Elland Road following a loan spell so incredible that words can barely describe his performance levels, considering he had never played in The Championship before.

Speaking after the kit launch at Elland Road, Leeds CEO Angus Kinnear spoke about the centre-back situation, revealing that should the chase for Ben White hit a dead-end, The Whites are well prepared to move on targets that are already in advanced talks.

The rejected bid doesn’t necessarily mean that Leeds can’t get him, but it would now depend on White forcing a move and handing in a transfer request following his rejection of three contract offers from The Seagulls.

Meanwhile, Leeds have also had a £10 million bid rejected by Rangers for Ryan Kent, with Steven Gerrard commenting personally on the situation.

Do you think it’s time to move on from the Ben White chase? How much is he worth? Who would you like Leeds to sign as an alternative? Let us know on Twitter using @ThruItAllLUFC