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Liverpool make a move for Brighton's Bissouma

Yves Bissouma and Thiago Alcantara

Liverpool have reportedly made a move to acquire Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma before Tuesday's transfer deadline.

The highly-rated Albion midfielder has been on Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's radar for some time, and now a report in the Daily Express claims that the Anfield club have made an official enquiry.

Brighton want around £40million for the Mali international, but are under less pressure to sell. The £50m they recouped from Arsenal for Ben White means they are in a strong position financially.

Klopp though faces competition for the 24-year-old in the shape of Manchester United and Arsenal. The Gunners have also been tracking Bissouma for some time, although United have come late to the party.

Bissouma has become a key part of Albion manager Graham Potter's team since arriving from Lille for £15m in 2018.

The Seagulls, who have won their opening two league games of the season, have already started preliminary discussions about a new contract for Bissouma, who they want to keep.

However, the Reds remain on the hunt for Georginio Winaldum's replacement and view Bissouma as the perfect fit.

Time is now seemingly Liverpool's greatest enemy in completing a transfer, with the window closing at 11pm on Tuesday evening.