Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal ‘to battle for Yves Bissouma in January’

Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal ‘to battle for Yves Bissouma in January’

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma will reportedly be at the centre of a three-way January transfer tussle involving Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.
The 25-year-old was widely expected to depart the Amex Stadium in the summer transfer window amid reported interest from the trio, while Tottenham Hotspur were also linked with a swoop.

However, Graham Potter’s side managed to hold on to Bissouma for the 2021-22 season, although the Mali international’s deal is now due to run out in under two years’ time.

According to Metro reporter Aden-Jay Wood, Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool are all expected to reignite their interests in Bissouma in January after no official bids were made in the summer.

However, the midfielder is understood to be happy at Brighton – who stood firm on their £40m valuation over the past few weeks – but his contract situation could force the Seagulls to reduce their asking price.

Bissouma has played every minute of Brighton’s Premier League season so far, claiming an assist in their 2-0 win over Watford in gameweek two.