Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal could revisit Yves Bissouma transfer interest in January

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Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal could all revisit a transfer for Brighton’s Yves Bissouma in January, according to reports. The Premier League trio all wanted to sign a new midfielder in the summer transfer window but chose not to bid for Bissouma. 

Brighton are believed to have valued Bissouma at around £30million, prompting clubs to pursue other targets.  

Arsenal chose to sign the 21-year-old Belgium star Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht. He went straight into Mikel Arteta’s midfield for the Gunners’ first two top-flight fixtures.  

Man Utd and Liverpool opted not to sign a new midfielder over the summer as other positions took priority.  

The Red Devils splashed out over £130m on Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo. 

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Liverpool’s only summer business was to trigger the £36m release clause in defender Ibrahima Konate’s contract at RB Leipzig.  

But the three clubs are among several parties who could try to sign Bissouma in the winter transfer window, according to the Metro. 

The 25-year-old has entered the final two years of his contract and a new deal does not appear to be imminent.

The Times reported in May that Brighton valued the player at around £30m. However, the South Coast side will naturally lose negotiating power the sooner Bissouma’s contract draws to its conclusion.

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Bissouma, who was signed from Lille in 2018, is apparently happy at Brighton but that will not stop clubs from taking an interest.  

No formal bids were made in the last window and Seagulls boss Graham Potter grew frustrated by constant questions about the player’s future.  

“I’ve been speaking about Yves Bissouma for quite some time and he’s still here,” Potter said last month.

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“That’s all I can say on it. I can’t control the future, I don’t know what’s going to happen essentially – that’s the beauty of life and football. 

“Yves is with us, he’s happy, he’s smiling, he wants to play, he wants to keep improving his career, he’s taking steps. 

“He’s our player and, while he’s still here, we’ll do our best to help him.” 

Potter’s side have started the new Premier League season well and appear to have ridded themselves of the misfortune that saw them finish a lowly 16th

Brighton defeated Burnley and Watford in their opening two top-flight matches before they advanced to the third round of the EFL Cup thanks to a win over Cardiff City.  

A defeat by Everton last weekend was their first of the campaign. 

Bissouma has played the full 90 minutes in all three of the club’s Premier League fixtures.  

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