Arsenal have reportedly gone into pole position in the race to sign the coveted Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma.
The 24-year-old has had another stellar season with the Seagulls and scored once in 31 Premier League games.
According to the Daily Star, the Gunners believe they are in charge of the queue for Bissouma’s signature, but the gulls will demand a fee somewhere in the area of 30 million. £ for the Mali International.
The report adds that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has identified Bissouma as a potential summer signing, but they will have to fend off interest from other English clubs such as Everton, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Premier League champions Liverpool are also credited with an interest in Bissouma as they prepare for Georginio Wijnaldum’s departure this summer.
Bissouma has a contract at Amex Stadium until the summer of 2023.