Arsenal keep a close eye on €25m-rated Mali international

Man  United, Liverpool and Arsenal reportedly have a long-standing interest in Brighton star Yves Bissouma. And the three teams could revisit their interest in signing the 25-year-old midfielder when the transfer window opens up again in winter.

Mali international has shone in the PL and seems like he could make the step up to a bigger club, though Wood notes that there weren’t actually any concrete offers for the midfielder this summer.

See below for Wood’s tweet about the Malian midfielder transfer situation, which perhaps seems a bit puzzling given the summer transfer window has just ended without any of these teams trying particularly hard to sign him.

It might well be that these clubs will look again at Yves in winter, but it just seems a bit odd that there’d be any indication of the planning this now when they could presumably have signed him in time for the first half of the campaign just days ago.

The Gunners, meanwhile, have made an awful start to the season and could perhaps do well to sign an upgrade on the disappointing and injury-prone Thomas Partey. Arsenal raided Brighton for the signing of Ben White this summer, so may have a decent relationship with the Seagulls that allows them to do a future deal for Yves too.