Danny Mills claims that it is unlikely that Leeds United will lose loan star Ben White back to parent side Brighton in January after his impressive performances at Elland Road.

The former Leeds and England defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the centre-back would only return to his parent side if it was mutually agreed with Leeds – something he cannot see happening in the winter window.

White has established himself as a mainstay under Marcelo Bielsa since joining on loan over the summer, playing every single minute of the club’s 16 league games this season.

Mills insists that it would be a shock to see him head back to the south coast despite his impressive performances in the Championship, suggesting there is no recall clause included in the terms of his loan deal.

Mills told Football Insider: “It’s unlikely, often clubs say you’ve got him for the season and that’s it, simple as that, unless it’s by a mutual agreement, that they agree to rip it up and start again.

“I think it’s unlikely that they’ll lose Ben White, I think he’s been absolutely superb.”

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While White has been an ever-present in the starting XI at Leeds this season, Bielsa has been forced to chop and change his partners at the heart of the defence due to injury, with Liam Cooper and Gaetano Berardi utilised alongside the summer arrival.

Leeds return to domestic duty against Luton Town after the international break, the Whites sitting third in the Championship table behind West Brom and Preston North End.

In other Leeds United news, Noel Whelan says that fans don’t want to hear the latest transfer admission from a senior figure at Elland Road.