Everton tipped to sign Leeds United loan star

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It could be a memorable season for Leeds United with promotion very much on the cards.

Level on points with 1st place West Brom, Marcelo Bielsa's side are eight points clear of the play-off position with just seven games to go.

The club are doing all that they can to prepare for next season and that includes targeting signings for the summer.

One man on the club's radar is Ben White.

The 22-year-old has been a revelation for Marcelo Bielsa's side this term after being a virtual ever present in the Championship.

According to Football Insider, Manchester United, Liverpool and Leicester City are all said to be keen.

Leeds are firmly on track to secure promotion to the Premier League, and should they get themselves over the line then a move for the centre-back is likely to be a top priority.

However one pundit has suggested that White could be the perfect signing for a club like Everton.

Carlo Ancelotti has been linked with a move for John Stones this summer, but according to Danny Mills it would be a better move if the Italian swooped for the Leeds United loanee.

Speaking to Football Insider, Mills said: "I am not sure Carlo Ancelotti would want Stones.

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"That is the biggest problem that John Stones has.

“We are talking about a World Cup semi-finalist and he has had a dramatic fall from grace. One or two issues off the field and on field performances have not been great.

“He is not where everyone thought he would be at this stage of his career.

“He is on big money. Who is going to be prepared to pay that? He’s not in good form. There are better defenders out there for less money

“He may cost you £35million. Would you rather take him or take Ben White from Brighton for £20million and a lot less wages. I know where I would be going with that one.”

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GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

Ben White is certainly proven himself this term.

The defender has shown that he has all of the attributes to be a top defender in the Premier League.

Since moving to Elland Road he has been nothing short of a revelation after proving himself as a perfect fit for Marcelo Bielsa and his system.

In truth, I think that even Brighton have been surprised by how well he's done.

It's worth remembering that he's still a part of Graham Potter's side, and given the fact that they're all-but safe in the Premier League, there's every chance that they will be planning to build the team around him next term.

The Seagulls will undoubtedly have big plans for the defender, and that means that any club will have to pay a big sum if they're to sell.

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