'I can tell you that, from my sources...': Fabrizio Romano shares latest update on Yves Bissouma transfer
Liverpool, Aston Villa and Newcastle United are just some of the clubs that have been linked with Yves Bissouma in recent weeks.
The Reds, the Villans and the Magpies all have reasons to bolster their midfield ranks.
Liverpool could be looking for a medium to long-term option for some of their ageing midfielders. And Aston Villa are looking to kick on under the impressive Steven Gerrard.
Meanwhile, newly-rich Newcastle are in need of high-quality new recruits at St James’ Park in pursuit of Premier League safety.
According to The Athletic, Bissouma boasts a £50million price tag.
“It’s really complicated”
Fabrizio Romano has now provided a fresh update on the 25-year-old’s stance amid linked with Liverpool, Villa and Newcastle.
Speaking to Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE, the Italian said: “I’m told that it’s really complicated. That he wants top-four clubs, maybe in the summer.
“And I can tell you that, from my sources, also Newcastle have had some contacts for Bissouma. But player-side, it is more than complicated, close to impossible.”
Bissouma, now in the last 18 months of his Brighton contract, is one of the Premier League’s best midfielders.
The 25-year-old joined the south coast outfit in the summer of 2018 from Lille for a reported £15.2million.
Bissouma has made 111 competitive appearances to date for the Seagulls.
Based on Romano’s latest update, it looks as though Liverpool stand the best chance out of them, Villa and Newcastle.
But come the summer, if Villa really look as though they can kick on for top four in 2022-23, and Newcastle survive in the top flight, who knows?
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