Manchester United and AC Milan are set to compete with Arsenal in the race to sign Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma.
A recent report by Fichajes provided an update on Yves Bissouma’s future. The Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder could leave the Amex Stadium this summer, with his current contract expiring at the end of next season. This could therefore be the last opportunity for Brighton to cash in on the player.
Bissouma is already top of the list for Arsenal. But as well as the Gunners, the midfielder has been targeted by Manchester United, while AC Milan are also involved in the pursuit. Even Aston Villa had expressed a desire to sign the player, but with the Villans already signing Boubacar Kamara, a deal is unlikely.
Arsenal’s interest in Bissouma goes back a long way. With Thomas Partey struggling with form and fitness since his €50m move from Atletico Madrid, his performances haven’t always been up to snuff. And manager Mikel Arteta is looking to add more competition for him and Granit Xhaka for the upcoming season.
Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for Youri Tielemans. But given the fierce competition for the Belgium international, one would expect Bissouma to have a much more accessible target.
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The same goes for Manchester United, who are preparing for a major overhaul of the midfield unit. The Red Devils have already confirmed Paul Pogba’s exit while Nemanja Matic will also leave Old Trafford, potentially creating a massive void in the middle of the park.
Yves Bissouma, to that end, could be a great option for Manchester United. The Mali international offers extensive Premier League experience while his aggressiveness and work ethic could make him a vital cog in the club’s second line of press under new manager Erik ten Hag.
AC Milan are also involved in the hunt, although they are unlikely to be able to fund a move for Bissouma given their current financial situation. With Franck Kessie leaving the club on a free transfer, the Brighton midfielder could have been an ideal replacement for the Ivorian at San Siro.
However, with Arsenal and Manchester United hot on his heels, Bissouma shouldn’t have too much reason to settle for a Premier League departure knowing he can receive a much more lucrative contract in England.