With David Luiz preparing to follow Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi out of the exit door this summer, Mikel Arteta is thought to be eyeing up a new centre-back, despite the impending return of William Saliba.
The Gunners are understood to have approached Brighton with a £40m offer for highly-rated defender White, only to see the Seagulls swiftly reject their advances.
Now, football.london reports that Arsenal are intending to come back with a £45m offer for White, but Brighton are still expected to hold out for a fee of £50m.
White played the full 90 minutes in 32 Premier League games last term and replaced the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold in England's Euro 2020 squad. body check tags ::