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Liverpool Identify Brighton Midfielder As Replacement For Barcelona-Bound Wijnaldum

LIVERPOOL fancy Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma to replace Barcelona target Georginio Wijnaldum, reports say.

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The Seagulls are said to be braced for summer bids of around £19million for Mali star Bissouma, who has also been linked to Arsenal.

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Holland ace Wijnaldum has claimed he would be “devastated” to leave Anfield.

But with his contract due to end this summer, the 30-year-old admits talks over a new deal have been difficult.

And Bissouma, 24, is tipped for a major move after increasingly impressing since his £15m arrival at Brighton from Lille three years ago.

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Liverpool are now in contention along with longer-term admirers Arsenal.

The Express even suggest the Gunners made contact with Brighton about Bissouma early this year.

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