Leeds United have been given a major boost in their hopes of securing promotion to the Premier League as Brighton are set to let them extend the loan deal of Ben White until the end of the season.

White, who is a reported summer transfer target for Liverpool, will, as per The Telegraph, be allowed to stay with Leeds until the end of the current campaign, which was delayed due to global pandemic which halted sport across the globe.

Whilst this news is good for Leeds in the short-term, it seems that the Yorkshire side and Liverpool will both be left frustrated in their efforts to sign White on a permanent basis as Brighton have decided not to sell him in the summer as they want to use him as part of their own first-team set up.

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With doubts over Dejan Lovren’s Liverpool future, links to White made much more sense than the reports suggesting that the Reds wanted to sign KK.

White could have come in as a rotational option to give Liverpool strength in depth if they lost Lovren, but the Reds may need to look elsewhere of Brighton stock to their guns as expected.