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Brighton transfer news: Albion open talks with in-form forward, Summer raid plotted for striker

Brighton will have to wait until Tuesday night to sink their teeth into some Premier League action.

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 8:36 am

The Seagulls come up against high-flying Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, having only beaten the Blues once in their entire history.

No doubt Graham Potter’s men will take some inspiration from their hard-fought 0-0 draw against Everton last Monday, however – a result that moved them seven points clear of the bottom three.

One of the standout performers in that match was Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma and the 24-year-old was so good that his display once again sparked conversation over a potential summer transfer.

Former Liverpool and England star John Barnes said: "Yves Bissouma has the ability to play at a team like Liverpool.

"He could fill what Jurgen Klopp wants from the three midfield players.

"He is strong defensively, he works hard, he plays the ball quickly and every now and then when he needs to dribble, as much as we don’t speak about Brighton, you know he can do it, because he has [in the past].

"Of all the players playing in England, that could fit the template of Liverpool’s midfield three, he is one of them.

"He looks like Georginio Wijnaldum, although he doesn’t attack as much as Gini, because Brighton plays a different style of football, when Bissouma wants to he can.

"He is 24 and young, he would be a great fit."

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Brighton and the rest of the Premier League, as the reaction to last weekend's action continues:

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