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According to talkSPORT’s Alex Crook, Arsenal and Liverpool are controlling Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma.
“Yves Bissouma is another player that I know Arteta is a huge fan of, and Arsenal are by no means the only club out of the big six keeping an eye on him,” Crook revealed on talkSPORT.
“I was told that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is also monitoring that situation while looking for a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum out of contract.”
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👍 “Bissouma is another player that I know Arteta is a huge fan of.”
– talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 3, 2020
Gunners chief Mikel Arteta wants to bolster his squad after a poor start to the 2020-21 English Premier League campaign, and while a creative midfielder is high on his schedule ahead of the January transfer window , is a fan of the Brighton star.
Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen is on Arsenal’s radar as they seek to find a solution to their problems in the final third, but it remains to be seen if the former Tottenham Hotspur star is eager to cross the North London dividing line.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, and the German has Bissouma on his radar.
The Malian international has three years left on his current contract with the Seagulls, and they have plans to give him an extension at the end of the season.
Brighton held on to Lewis Dunk and Ben White despite advances from Chelsea and Leeds United respectively during the last transfer window of the summer, and coach Graham Potter will be eager to hold on to a player as important as Bissouma.
The 24-year-old has appeared in nine Premier League games for Brighton this term, scoring once.
The former Lille midfielder played in 50 league games in his first two seasons at the club, playing a huge role in helping them maintain their top-flight status at the end of both campaigns.
Bissouma’s skills have attracted both Liverpool and Arsenal, and that should come as no surprise given how solid he is in the middle of the park.
He is a great tackler and one who never shies away from a challenge, and would have no trouble adjusting to the system and style of play at Anfield.
It remains to be seen whether the defending Premier League champions will be open to meeting Brighton’s demands, however, and it will be interesting to see how things go next month and summer.