Arsenal determined to sign 24-year-old Premier League midfielder

Brighton will only part company with prize asset Yves Bissouma should they receive a bid in the region of £40m. The 24-year-old midfielder has attracted several suitors following a series of eye-catching displays at the heart of the Seagulls’ midfield since his move from Lille nearly three years ago.

The London giants are said to be keen admirers and Mikel Arteta will be on the lookout for midfield reinforcements in the summer given the likely departures of Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Toerreira.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are said to have placed Yves at the top of their wish-list should, as expected, Gini Wijnaldum opt not to renew his contract and join his former national team boss Ronald Koeman at Barcelona.

Man United, too, are said to be monitoring Bissouma’s situation given the uncertainty that still surrounds Paul Pogba’s future, with the ex-Juventus star no closer to penning a deal extension.

Brighton, who are almost certain to retain their top-flight status, are under no undue pressure to sell and it would take an ‘absolutely unbelievable bid’ to tempt the south coast side to cash in.

Mali international is not the only asset Brighton will be hoping to retain this summer, with boss Graham Potter also rumoured to be a target for Tottenham who are searching for a new coach after sacking Jose Mourinho earlier this week.

Potter faced the media ahead of this weekend’s match with Sheffield United but the focus of the questioning was centered on the facial wound he was displaying, rather than his future.