Leicester are reportedly watching Leeds United centre-back Ben White ahead of the January transfer window. 

According to The Athletic, Manchester United and Wolves are also interested in White, along with Leicester, as he impresses for Leeds in the Championship. 

White is on loan to Leeds from Brighton, who do not have the option to recall him in January – unless another side makes a permanent offer for the defender. 


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Caglar Soyuncu and Jonny Evans have been sensational for Leicester this season and there is little chance that Brendan Rodgers would be desperate for White to come in and replace either of them immediately. This means that White would be one for the future and they could wait until next summer to make their move, rather than trying to force a deal in January.

White is currently catching the eye in the Championship, but he is untested at Premier League level as of yet. With Leicester on course for European qualification this season, White could be brought in next summer and used as a rotation option so that the club can compete on all fronts. With Wes Morgan entering the latter stages of his career, White could be the ideal replacement. 

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