According to a report from Football.London, Arsenal have made contact with the agent of Yves Bissouma, ahead of a potential move for the midfielder.
Malin international Bissouma, 24, has emerged as a target for the Gunners in recent months and is also said to be of interest to Liverpool.
However, Football.London’s report is the first to state there has been any contact with Arsenal and Bissouma, although a summer move is believed to be more likely at this stage.
The 14-cap star has emerged as a key player for Brighton, standing out in midfielder despite the Seagulls still hovering around the bottom three for much of the season.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is thought to be high on adding to his midfield over the coming windows. Bissouma, then, could well be the perfect player to sit deep in a central area for the Spaniard.
Bissouma is said to favour a move to Arsenal over any other PL club, with the report claiming Bissouma ‘would choose Arsenal over any other club’ if they came in.
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Thomas Partey brings the full package really in terms of midfielders but signing someone like Bissouma could give Partey even more freedom to influence things.
The Brighton man is adept at just picking up the pieces in front of the back four but, crucially, is good enough on the ball too.
Graham Potter’s side play football on the deck and Bissouma is a key part of that. He would, without question, fit into the Arsenal squad.