ARSENAL have been dealt a serious blow in their attempt to sign Yves Bissouma from Brighton.
The Mali international has impressed with his performances for the Seagulls in recent seasons, with the Gunners being one of many clubs interested in signing him.
However, Monaco could be on the verge of refusing Mikel Arteta their new central midfielder.
According to talkSPORT, the Ligue 1 side are closely monitoring the possibilities in midfield should they be forced to sell Aurelien Tchouameni.
The Frenchman has attracted interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Premier League and Champions League runners-up Liverpool.
However, the 22-year-old’s £70million price tag could lead the starlet to Real Madrid, who are said to be happier with the price tag.
This impending exit will prompt Monaco to fill their void before the start of next season, with Bissouma being one of their realistic targets.
The 25-year-old helped guide his side to their highest-ever result in the English top flight.
However, the lack of European football could lure him away from the south coast.
And the Mali star’s four-year stint could soon be coming to an end and Arsenal are one of several contenders ready to miss out.
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The Gunners’ interest in a central midfielder is well documented, with Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans a well-known target.
However, Arsenal’s inability to finish in the top four and secure Champions League football could haunt them again as they attempt to strike deals this summer.
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