LIVERPOOL fancy Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma to replace Barcelona target Georginio Wijnaldum, reports say.
The Seagulls are said to be braced for summer bids of around £19million for Mali star Bissouma, who has also been linked to Arsenal.
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.
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.