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Manchester United, Liverpool 'told to pay £50m for Ben White'

Man United, Liverpool 'told to pay £50m for White'
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Brighton & Hove Albion reportedly set their asking price for defender Ben White at £50m, amid interest from Manchester United and Liverpool.

Brighton & Hove Albion have reportedly set their asking price for defender Ben White at £50m, amid interest from Manchester United and Liverpool.

The 23-year-old, who has had an impressive 2020-21 campaign with the Seagulls, has replaced Trent Alexander-Arnold in Gareth Southgate's England squad for Euro 2020.

According to the Daily Mail, Brighton are desperate to keep hold of their star defender, though an offer in the region of £50m may tempt the club to sell.

Graham Potter's side are believed to have rejected a £25m bid from Leeds United last season, where White spent a year on loan in the Championship.

The defender still has three years remaining on his current contract and Brighton are now considering offering him a new an improved deal to convince him to stay.

White made 36 Premier League appearances for the Seagulls in 2020-21, and made his England debut coming off the bench in the 1-0 victory over Austria last week.

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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