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Brighton set £40m asking price for in-demand Bissouma

Brighton have reportedly set an asking price of £40m for Yves Bissouma amid interest from several of the Premier League’s leading clubs.

Bissouma has attracted interest from England’s elite following his performances for the Seagulls this season, the midfielder understood to have requested to leave at the end of the current campaign.

 

Arsenal and Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for the 24-year-old, whilst Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham have also been reported as admirers of the player’s talents.

According to The Sun, Brighton are determined to receive a high fee for Bissouma this summer and have set an asking price of £40m for the Mali international.

Liverpool’s interest comes amid Georginio Wijnaldum’s expected departure at the end of the season, the midfielder out of contract with no new deal agreed and tipped to join Barcelona on a free transfer.

Arsenal are also interested and keen to partner Bissouma with Thomas Partey as the Gunners consider a mass squad overhaul, several senior stars set to leave the Emirates this summer following a disappointing first full season under Mikel Arteta.

Hector Bellerin, Granit Xhaka and Bernd Leno are amongst those to have been linked with an exit, whilst loanees Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi could also be sold in a bid to raise funds for new additions.

Brighton boss Graham Potter has said he believes Bissouma’s development would be best served by spending another season at the Amex Stadium, though a big bid will be difficult to turn down for a side feeling the financial impact of Covid-19 and in need of investment.

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