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Brighton set asking price for Yves Bissouma as klopp considers Gini wijnaldum replacement

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Brighton have made a decision to sell Liverpool target Yves Bissouma for not less than £40 million this summer, reports claim, as Jurgen Klopp considers alternatives to replace Gini Wijnaldum who is heavily linked to a move to Barcelona.

Wijnaldum is expected to be playing his final games for the Reds over the next month, with the Dutchman ready to leave the club when his contract runs out this season.

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However, Wijnaldum could still extend his stay on Merseyside, it seems unlikely that he will do so, with a possible free transfer to Barcelona on the horizon.

Wijnaldum is one of the first-choice starters in Klopp’s starting XI, the 30-year-old will need to be replaced if he departs, and though there are in-house replacements such as Curtis Jones or even academy youngster Jake Cain, it is more feasible that Klopp will look to the transfer market.

One player linked with a move to Anfield is Brighton’s Bissouma, with the Malian’s agent claiming in December that he had received “significant interest” for his client from a number of clubs including Liverpool.

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Bissouma has established himself and built his reputation as the standout performer for Brighton, and now The Athletic report that the Seagulls value their No. 8 at “over £40 million.”

“Owner-chairman Tony Bloom would not entertain letting Bissouma go for a fee of £40 million on the nose,” Andy Naylor, The Athletic’s Brighton correspondent said.

Naylor claims that Brighton are “‘very relaxed’ about the situation,” with there being “no pressure” to sell, and only “an ‘absolutely unbelievable bid’” would tempt them to part ways with the 24-year-old.

However, if Brighton are relegated, with possibility that they drop back down to the Championship following a 1-0 loss to Sheffield United on Saturday, they could consider selling their no.8.

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The Seagulls are currently 17th, seven points above 18th-placed Fulham with five games to play, while West Brom in 19th are 10 points behind but with a game in hand.

It would take a major swing for the bottom three to change at this stage, but relegation would likely force Brighton into selling their “No. 1 asset.”with Brighton Having a starting bid of £40m.

 

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