American Express Community Stadium. (Photo by Glyn Kirk - Pool/Getty Images)
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Brighton rumours: Albion star expects to leave, Seagulls player given permission to miss preseason

Brighton could face a summer of heavy interest in their top talent.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 8:41 am

With the likes of Ben White and Yves Bissouma both being linked with moves away from the south coast, Graham Potter could have a fight on his hands if he wants to retain his most prized assets in the coming weeks and months.

And where Bissouma in particular is concerned, former England winger John Barnes has argued that the rangy midfielder would an ideal signing for his old club Liverpool.

“I think Yves Bissouma would be the perfect fit for Liverpool,” said Barnes, speaking to “Bissouma is very strong and he’s very good on the ball.

"He’s more of a defensively minded midfielder, but if you look at the way Liverpool’s front three play, then you don’t necessarily need an attacking midfielder with an eye for goal, because if Liverpool had that then Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane wouldn’t have the opportunity to score as many goals and it would affect the way they play.

“That’s why I believe that Bissouma would suit Liverpool and that front three perfectly. He would also be a shield in front of the back four and for me.

"He and Ousmane Dembele would be the perfect additions for Liverpool next season," Barnes said.

Liverpool have already been linked with a move for Bissouma this summer, although recent reports have suggested that they have cooled their interest, and that Arsenal are also keen on the player.

We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League speculation below...

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