Graham Potter: ‘There have been no approaches for Yves Bissouma’

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The 24-year-old has been linked with Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.

Graham Potter states Brighton have not got any approaches for Yves Bissouma and has questioned the dependability of media reports linking the midfielder with other clubs.

Mali international Bissouma is rumoured to be desired by a host of Europe’s tops, consisting of Spanish giants Real Madrid and Premier League competitors Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United

The 24-year-old has been amongst the Seagulls’ most constant entertainers this season and started each of the 13 top-flight games for which he has been offered.

Albion head coach Potter thinks Bissouma is far from understanding his full possible and dismissed ideas he is poised for an impending departure from the Amex Arena.

“There have been no approaches. As I’ve said before, just because it’s in the newspaper, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true,” stated Potter, whose side sit 2 points above the relegation zone.

” My concentrate on Yves is how I can assist him enhance and I think he’s still got some enhancement to do.

“That’s my focus with him, to try and help him reach his full potential. He’s got some work to do yet, so that’s what we are focusing on.”

Bissouma, whose Brighton contract runs up until 2023, was signed from French club Lille in July 2018 for a concealed fee, apparently worth around ₤ 15million.

He at first struggled to hold down a regular starting role for the Seagulls however has end up being significantly prominent under Potter since football resumed post- lockdown in June.

Bissouma has made 70 appearances in all competitions for the south-coast club, scoring 3 times.

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