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Report: West Ham are tracking Yves Bissouma but Manchester City could be a big problem
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Report: West Ham are tracking Yves Bissouma but Manchester City could be a big problem

West Ham United are tracking Brighton ace Yves Bissouma but could face competition from Manchester City for his signature according to a report from the Mirror.

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The Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bolster his central midfield ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek have forged a wonderful partnership in the middle of the park.

West Ham have minimal options in reserve, however.

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West Ham chasing Yves Bissouma, Manchester City want him too

The 24-year-old Brighton ace has been one of the standout performers in the Premier League this season.

Hammers boss David Moyes wants to sign the Seagulls ace but Pep Guardiola wants to bring the powerful midfielder to the Etihad as well according to a report from the Mirror.

The 19-capped Mali International a truly top class talent.

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Gary Lineker recently described him as an ‘exceptional’ footballer.

In 32 Premier League appearances for Brighton this season, he has averaged 2.8 tackles, 1.7 interceptions, 1.7 clearances and 1.5 dribbles per game. He has made 46.5 passes per match on average with a hugely impressive completion rate of 87.2% (Who Scored).

Bissouma would be a truly superb signing for West Ham. There are two big problems that the Hammers face, however.

Firstly, Manchester City allegedly want to sign him as well. So that will be one very big stumbling block. Secondly, Brighton want £30 million for the Mali international (The Mirror).

Hopefully the West Ham board find a way of making this one happen. As things stand though, our hopes of signing Bissouma seem fairly bleak to say the least.