Brighton in talks to sign Lille midfielder Yves Bissouma

Lille midfielder Yves Bissouma

Brighton are in talks with Lille over a deal to sign Yves Bissouma, Sky Sports News understands.

The club are keen to bring the promising Mali midfielder to the south coast and add an athletic box-to-box to midfielder to their team.

Reports in France claim a deal in the region of £17.7m is close to being agreed but Sky Sports News understands that is not the case.

Sky Sports News reported earlier this summer Bissouma was also of interest to Tottenham and Everton.

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Fulham were also keen on the 21-year-old before they signed Jean Michael Seri from Nice earlier this week.

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