Arsenal are said to be ‘confident’ of signing Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma for £30m this summer as they look to beat Liverpool to his signature.
The Reds have been linked with the player a fair deal this season with Gini Wijnaldum’s future still up in the air.
Indeed, if the Dutchman leaves then there will naturally be a need for a replacement and Bissouma is one of the players that has been identified as a potential successor.
According to the Daily Star, Liverpool are among those keen but Arsenal are said to be ‘confident’ that they are going to get him in for £30m.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Bissouma has had an excellent time at Brighton and Hove Albion since arriving and you can see why Liverpool are looking at him.
He’s a player that fits the sort of profile the Reds have gone for in recent years. A player with big potential and room to grow that has not yet made a move to one of the big clubs in the game – with all due respect to a Brighton side that has done well this season.
Arsenal are obviously lurking, but hopefully the Reds can beat them if they want him too.
Reds fan and writer for Anfield Watch, currently based in the south and still not over Xabi Alonso’s exit. Also a match-going reporter in the EFL.