Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma is attracting the interest of several top clubs — with Manchester United the latest to join the race for his signature.
Bissouma, 24, still has more than two years to run on his current deal at the Amex but as many as six sides are thought to have enquired about the Mali international’s availability, according to the Daily Express.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool had previously been linked with the Seagulls star (pictured above) but now United appear to have moved to the front of the queue for the former Lille man.
Any plans Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to boost his midfield options could depend largely on the future of Paul Pogba, who was benched for the 6-2 thumping of Leeds on Sunday.
Pogba, 27, has been heavily linked with a switch to Real Madrid but the LaLiga champions currently appear more concerned with departures of their own.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, Real are willing to let Spain international Isco leave should a club meet their £55million valuation, with the player’s father quoted as saying his son wants to “try a different league”.
Isco, 28, has racked up more than 300 appearances at the Bernabeu since his arrival in 2013.
But the attacking midfielder has found himself on the fringes of Zinedine Zidane’s side this season and has made just three league starts to date.
Back in England, Liverpool’s chase for defensive reinforcements has taken another turn, with Schalke defender Ozan Kabak poised to move elsewhere.
The Turkish international, 24, had been linked with a switch to Anfield in recent days.
But the Daily Mirror claim Italian sources are expecting Kabak to join AC Milan in January, forcing Jurgen Klopp to explore alternative options once again.
One man who could soon depart the Premier League is Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud, with French outlet le10sport suggesting Marseille will make a move for the 34-year-old in January.
Considering he has found himself on the fringes of Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side despite some impressive performances when called upon, a return to his homeland could appeal to the France star.