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Report: Liverpool unlikely to sign Yves Bissouma this summer

Liverpool are unlikely to pursue a move for Brighton midfielder, Yves Bissouma, this summer, according to a report from The Athletic.

Bissouma has been linked with a £30m move to both Liverpool and Arsenal this summer. His form for Brighton has prompted a host of clubs to express their interest. Further, the 24-year-old is also said to be open to moving.

However, despite The Times suggesting that contact had already been made between Liverpool and Bissouma, The Athletic claims otherwise.

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Instead, it is believed that Jurgen Klopp is more than happy with Curtis Jones in the middle of the park. Jordan Henderson is also due to return, in another boost to the Reds midfield.

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Klopp is said to be content with that pairing, even with Gini Wijnaldum leaving the club. Further, Klopp also has Harvey Elliott returning from an impressive loan spell with Blackburn.

Bissouma has been a consistent and reliable performance for Brighton under Graham Potter. He arrived at the AMEX for around £15m, with the Seagulls now looking to double their money.

Liverpool have been encouraged to sign Bissouma by a number of pundits and ex-players. Indeed, Steve Nicol has suggested the Brighton man as an ideal signing today, as covered by TBR.

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With the Reds signing Ibrahima Konate, there isn’t too much scope for buying more and more players, without sales. That’s the crux of the report from The Athletic, too.

A number of fringe players need to go. And while Liverpool have a good record of getting big money, £30-40m for Bissouma is a good chunk of change.

Of course, he’d be a fine signing for the Reds. His all-action style, calmness on the ball, and age, make him the ideal player for Klopp. But for now, at least, it seems Liverpool won’t be landing Bissouma.

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