The agent of an in-form Premier League midfielder has confirmed that Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal are all keen on signing his client.
Journalist Jonathan Shrager claims that Michael N’Cho, the agent of Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma, has stated there is interest from six clubs in total.
N’Cho has revealed Liverpool, United, Arsenal, Monaco and two sides from LaLiga are keen on the 24-year-old, as cited by caughtoffside.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were linked with the midfielder, along with his Brighton teammate Ben White earlier in the week.
The player has been tipped as a potential replacement for Barcelona target Gini Wijnaldum.
Bissouma’s value has doubled since his £15million switch to the Seagulls in the summer of 2018.
And the report states that the Reds may try and swoop before their two domestic rivals. However, a January deal looks unlikely at this stage, given that Liverpool have more need for a centre-back.
Meanwhile, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking at new midfield recruits due to the ongoing Paul Pogba saga.
I have just spoken with Bissouma’s representative, Michaël N’Cho, who confirmed to me that there is significant interest in Yves from #MUFC, Liverpool, Monaco, two La Liga teams, and also Arsenal
— Jonathan Shrager (@JonathanShrager) December 19, 2020
The Frenchman’s agent has admitted his client wants out of Manchester, although that probably will not happen until the summer.
As for the Gunners, Mikel Arteta reportedly wants to pair Bissouma with Tomas Partey in his engine room.
Granit Xhaka continues to let Arsenal down with his rash decision-making and Arteta wants to revamp that area of his team.
Bissouma a growing force
Bissouma has started all 12 of Brighton’s Premier League games this season, becoming a standout performer for Graham Potter’s men.
In terms of Liverpool’s more concrete interest, Bissouma compares favourably with Wijnaldum. He has made more forward passes than the Dutchman, however, and is considered more progressive.
The 24-year-old is quickly emerging as one of the top midfield talents in English football. To that end, he looks certain to be the subject of some major bids over the upcoming transfer windows.