Yves Bissouma: Manchester United ‘set to rival’ Tottenham and Villa for Brighton & Hove midfielder

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The Red Devils could add reinforcements before the window closes at 11pm.

Manchester United are set to rival Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa for the signature of Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma, according to reports.

The midfielder’s contract expires in the summer of 2023, and the Seagulls could look to cash in on transfer deadline day before Bissouma enters the final year of his deal.

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A report in RTL France says it’s United, Spurs and Villa who are pushing hard to sign the in-demand 25-year-old, who has played 15 times in all competitions for Brighton this season.

Bissouma playing recently for Mail at the Africa Cup of Nations. Credit: Getty.Bissouma playing recently for Mail at the Africa Cup of Nations. Credit: Getty.
Bissouma playing recently for Mail at the Africa Cup of Nations. Credit: Getty.

The French outlet adds Bissouma is valued at €45m, which equates to around £37m.

The Mali international is believed to be keen on a move away from the Amex Stadium, and United have been linked with a move for several midfielders this window.

Boubacar Kamara and Amadou Haidara were reportedly targets earlier in the month, as well as Denis Zakaria, who looks set to sign for Juventus.

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The Red Devils have also been linked with moves for long-term targets Declan Rice, John McGinn and Jude Belligham in the summer.

Should Ralf Rangnick be able to conclude a deal for Bissouma, it could help solve the issues he’s had in the centre of the park, and the German coach has even mentioned himself that the team have struggled to stop opposition attacks through the middle.

But Tottenham and Villa could offer genuine opposition to the signature. The latter have had an ambitious window and also are believed to be on the lookout for more options in midfield, while Spurs are thought to be adding Juventus star Rodrigo Bentancur to their ranks.

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