Albion are ready to resist offers for highly-rated defender Ben White.

The 22-year-old is reportedly the subject of attention from Liverpool after his impressive start to the season on loan at Leeds.

White has earned high praise for his efforts under manager Marcelo Bielsa and Liverpool have, not for the first time, been speculatively linked with interest in the Poole-born defender.

They are said to be willing to pay £20 million for his services and are likely to be among several clubs keeping a close eye on his performances in the Championship.

The Argus understands it is too early for Albion to have been made aware of any interest but the message with which any suitors will be met is that they have no intention of selling.

White signed a new deal just before leaving for Leeds, taking him through to June, 2022.

He is one of several players who could follow Aaron Connolly and Steven Alzate in giving Albion a notable return on the pitch from the £5 million per year they invest in their academy.

Head coach Graham Potter believes Albion have found the right loan deals for various players, including White.

Potter said: “The guys have done well here in terms of what loan opportunities our players have had.

“Ben White at Leeds has a great opportunity to work with Bielsa and compete in the Championship in front of a big and hostile crowd so good for him.”

White was tipped for England honours by his then Newport boss Mike Flynn two years ago after a win at Crawley Town.

Another young Albion centre-back helped keep a clean sheet in an England shirt yesterday.

Haydon Roberts played the full 90 minutes as the under-18s won 1-0 away to Slovakia under-19s in a friendly.

England have another game in Austria tomorrow.