Direct Premier League rivals joined Liverpool in the race to sign Ben White

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White is reportedly being monitored by Premier League giants Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

The 23-year-old played a key role for Leeds United during their triumphant 2019-20 Championship campaign, and White has quickly established himself as a regular in the Brighton defence since returning to his parent club.

While the Seagulls’ results do not make for good reading, White has been a standout performer for Graham Potter’s men and has been linked with a move to Liverpool in the past.

Now, Sky Sports News claims that Chelsea, Man United and Spurs are keeping tabs on the Englishman’s progress, with the trio all potentially searching for defensive reinforcements in the near future.

The report also suggests that Liverpool will consider signing a new centre-back in January given the long-term injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, but the Premier League champions have no interest in a deal for White.

The former Leeds loanee is under contract at the Amex Stadium until the end of the 2023-24 campaig