Manchester United, Tottenham and Aston Villa are all holding talks with Brighton about signing Yves Bissouma, according to RTL Sport reporter Fabrice Hawkins.
The Seagulls are believed to be holding out for around €45m (£37.4m) for the Malian international before the transfer window closes later on today:
Yves #Bissouma pourrait quitter Brighton.
Trois clubs essayent de le faire signer : Aston Villa, Tottenham et Manchester United. Les discussions sont intenses.
Brighton demande au moins 45 millions d’euros.#mercato #AVFC #MUFC #THFC pic.twitter.com/8tE6YhcY5e
— Fabrice Hawkins (@FabriceHawkins) January 30, 2022
Supporters on Twitter are excited about the prospect of signing Bissouma, but most are simply hoping that any holding midfielder is snapped up ahead of the deadline tonight:
A last day CDM is all I ask for PLEASE
— Jlingz is my city 🇮🇹 (@electronixdish1) January 30, 2022
Nice sign the Dude now…
— Awuku Mark jnr (@awuku_mark) January 30, 2022
It will be a very big blow and shame on the board especially Arnold if we don’t sign a Defensive Midfielder this month while players are being loaned out and a certain player being suspended until God knows when. Our rivals are signing but I do trust the behind closed doors thing
— Chernor Alpha Maju Conteh (@MajuConteh) January 30, 2022
Would completely transform us
— KingVarane™ (@VaraneeSZN) January 30, 2022
We #Mufc need to get Yves Bissouma or Amadou Haidara
Then maybe Ousemane Dembele as cherry on top 🔴
— Menzi (@Sibiya_Official) January 30, 2022
I’d be so shocked if we landed Bissouma this window. An amazing addition that is so badly needed. #MUFC #TransferWindow
— Tom Smith (@tomsmithhealth) January 30, 2022
if UNITED let these smaller clubs like Tottenham or Aston villa sign yves bissouma from under their nose it will be a travesty i think this guy has everything UNITED is looking for in a midfielder and more and they will regret not signing this guy 100 percent .#mufc
— joe (@joe83154465) January 30, 2022
Whether the Red Devils will get a deal over the line for Bissouma in time, it remains to be seen. It would be surprising if the Manchester club have left it until the last minute in order to go after the 25-year-old, but interest from other teams may have forced their hand.
The likes of Arsenal and Liverpool have also been linked with Bissouma in the past but, as things stand, it appears United’s main competition will be Spurs and Villa.