Arsenal’s interest in the Brighton midfielder has been boosted, based on the reports.
has attracted the attention ofArsenal
, who are aiming to strengthen the squad in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal are on the verge of failing to qualify for the Europa League, which will be their first since the 1995-96 campaign.
has already mentioned that the Gunners need to recruit in the summer, with the Mali international being on top of their wish list.
The Gunners may have to compete for the 24-year-old’s signature asLiverpool
are also interested in him.
As per reports fromThe Times
, Bissouma is eager to departBrighton
after three seasons and has made his intentions clear.
The midfielder’s value is around £40m; however, the price tag may drive up as there may be a bidding war.
Arteta expressed the Gunners’ desire to invest in the squad in the summer before their victory over West Brom on Sunday.
This year is not year one,"
"I think a project has its phases and I am telling you we are in a much better position today to be where we want to be very soon, if we do what we have to do. But we have to be ruthless.
“We cannot be crying and stuck on what we don’t have. We have to see what we do have and maximise it to get what we want.
“I want to share the pain that we are all feeling. [The fans] have been incredible with the team and incredible with me since I arrived and I have to show my appreciation first of all.
“I know their disappointment. We are here to give them joy, to give them moments where they can feel proud of what we do. We were able to do that last season and we haven’t this season.
“We are the ones who have to give them something to cheer about. I don’t think it is time for us to demand anything from them.”