Newly-promoted Leeds were unsuccessful with an initial £18.5m bid for their former Brighton loanee defender with an improved £22m bid also rejected, per Sky Sports.
During a highly impressive season-long loan spell, White played every single minute of United’s 46 league games during the 2019-20 Championship campaign as Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites romped to promotion and finished ten points clear of second-placed West Brom, sealing promotion back to the Premier League after a 16-year absence.
But White’s performances have put him on the radar of a host of Premier League big guns with champions Liverpool among those closely monitoring the 22-year-old centre-back’s progress.
Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are also among the clubs tracking White’s progress and reports have suggested that Chelsea have now identified the centre-back as a possible option to help improve their defence.
White’s contract at Brighton runs until June 2022 with the defender having signed a one-year extension to his deal last summer before heading to Leeds for his season-long loan spell.
White has since rejected two new contract offers, according to Sky.