Tottenham offered £33m star as Chelsea look to sign Yves Bissouma
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Tottenham offered £33m star as Chelsea look to sign Yves Bissouma

Tottenham Hotspur have received an enquiry from Chelsea for Yves Bissouma, with the Blues willing to let Hakim Ziyech move in the opposite direction, according to a surprise report from The Telegraph.

Bissouma has not had the easiest time since arriving at Spurs in the summer. It appeared to be a coup for Antonio Conte’s men to sign the Brighton midfielder. However, he has been unable to hold down a regular spot in the side.

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And it appears that that encouraged Chelsea to make a move in this window. The Blues have not held back during the January transfer window. And they are looking to bolster their midfield ranks.

Chelsea offer Ziyech to Tottenham in bid for Bissouma

In fact, The Telegraph reports that they have made an enquiry for Bissouma. And they have informed Tottenham that they would be prepared to let Ziyech join Conte’s side in a swap bid.

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However, Spurs have made it clear that they do not want to sell the Mali international. And the prospect of landing Ziyech in exchange has done nothing to change their mind.

It would be little surprise to see Ziyech leave Stamford Bridge as Graham Potter’s squad fills up with attacking wingers. He has been an underwhelming signing following his £33 million move. But he has also been labelled an ‘incredible‘ player.

Tottenham fans have not seen the best of Bissouma. So perhaps they would feel that the club would have been given food for thought if a side made an eye-watering offer for the 26-year-old.

But signing Ziyech in exchange would not represent such a bid – depending on what fee was also put on the table.

It is a surprise to see Bissouma linked with the exit so soon after his arrival at Tottenham. But then, perhaps we should not be shocked by anything anymore when Chelsea are involved.

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