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Report: Arsenal have maintained contact over Yves Bissouma move

Arsenal have maintained contact over a potential summer move for Yves Bissouma, but 90min reports that Aston Villa lead the race to secure a £30 million deal for the midfielder.

Bissouma could well be on the move away from Brighton in this upcoming window. 90min notes that he has told the Seagulls that he is ready to move on ahead of the final year of his contract.

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There are a host of clubs keen on signing the Mali international. Reports claimed that Newcastle want Bissouma. Meanwhile, Tottenham are reportedly interested in the 25-year-old after making a bid in January.

90min reports that it is Villa who lead the race. Talks are underway. And the Villans still want the Brighton man despite already agreeing a deal for Boubacar Kamara.

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The report adds that Arsenal and Tottenham have maintained contact since the turn of the year. Meanwhile, West Ham are being kept informed of developments.

Arsenal maintained contact over Bissouma

It is no surprise that Bissouma is a wanted man. He has been outstanding since arriving in the Premier League. Ian Wright previously described him as a ‘sensational‘ player.

His contract situation opens the door for a really smart piece of business. Certainly, there have been plenty of occasions when he would have made £30 million look an absolute steal.

Arsenal must strengthen in the middle of the park this summer. Their squad was stretched in the final stages of the campaign. And that hurt them.

Obviously, they also have Europa League football to look forward to next year. So it is absolutely imperative that they have more options.

But clearly, Villa look to be in pole position to sign Bissouma right now. And having already finalised a deal for Kamara, the Villans are clearly in no mood to hang around.

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