White is one of the most coveted stars in English football after an impressive season on loan at Leeds United.
Leeds have lodged the first formal offers for the 22-year-old, putting together a £35m package to keep him at Elland Road after seeing an initial £18m turned down.
Brighton are set to reject that out of hand and will demand at least £50m to let him leave.
And while United have made an enquiry to ask how much it would take to bring him to Old Trafford, Brighton would rather not sell him at all this summer, according to The Sun.
The Seagulls feel the market is depressed as a result of coronavirus and that he will be worth much more after a first full season in England’s top flight with Brighton.
Brighton boss Graham Potter hopes to White will form part of a powerful back three alongside Lewis Dunk – a target for Chelsea – and Adam Webster.
He has yet to play a game in the Premier League but his performances with Leeds in the Championship have convinced onlookers he is capable of making the step up.
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes feels his former club need to add a centre-half this summer.
He told BT Sport: ‘I think they could do with a centre-half, I’ve said that all along.
‘I’m not sure Lindelof is going to be good enough as a partner for Maguire. I think they need a more dominant defender next to him.
‘Lindelof’s alright, their defensive record over the last 15-20 games has been very good, but a dominant centre-half next to Maguire, just to cover his slight weaknesses.’