Brighton secure five-year deal for Ben White

The Seagulls have moved to end growing transfer speculation over White, with Leeds, Liverpool and Chelsea all linked with the 22-year old.

White caught the eye on loan at Leeds last season, but Brighton boss Graham Potter wanted to keep him at the AMEX in 2020.

In other Seagulls news, veteran striker Glen Murray has joined Championship side Watford on a season long deal.

And centre back Shane Duffy is expected to join Celtic on a similar deal when he returns from international duty.

Seagulls defender Shane Duffy in line for Celtic switch

The 28-year-old centre back is said to be close to joining Scottish champions Celtic, the club Duffy supported as a young boy.

With the strength of Brighton’s defensive unit arguably one of Graham Potter’s best assets, it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see Duffy move on to pastures new, particularly with the return of Matt Clarke from his player-of-the-season loan spell at Championship side Derby County.

The latest hint ahead of a possible switch to Parkhead was dropped by the Irishman’s brother on Instagram, who posted a photo of himself sat on an aeroplane with the caption ‘LET’S GO’, followed by an image of the Celtic crest.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed he is interested in the Seagulls man, and if Duffy is to leave Brighton after 4 years, he will do so in high regard from almost all Albion supporters.

West Ham chase Brighton defender Shane Duffy

The Hammers are believed to be on the hunt for defenders this summer, with reports claiming David Moyes wants to bring the Irish international to the London Stadium.

Duffy has fallen down the pecking order this season, with Graham Potter opting for Adam Webster as Lewis Dunk’s first choice centre back partner.

Moyes reportedly wants a season long loan deal, with a purchase option, but the Seagulls may push for a permanent move.

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