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Wednesday's Arsenal transfer talk news roundup: Yves Bissouma, Ali Akman, Rob Holding

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Arsenal on Wednesday, January 13.

The January transfer window is now open, with Arsenal continuing to be linked with a host of big names.

The Gunners have endured a torrid first half of the season and have been tipped to bolster their ranks this month - in addition to offloading out-of-favour players - in a bid to turn their campaign around.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings at the Emirates Stadium.

Wednesday morning's Arsenal transfer talk news roundup:

Report: Arsenal eyeing summer move for Yves Bissouma

Yves Bissouma in action for Brighton on December 16, 2020© Reuters

Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma with the view of making an approach in the summer.

The 24-year-old was linked with several Premier League clubs ahead of the January transfer window, but no offers have yet been forthcoming.

According to Football.London, Arsenal retain an interest in the Mali international but will hold off from opening talks with Albion until at least the end of the season.

The publication quotes a source as saying that Bissouma would choose Arsenal over any other Premier League side given his close friendship with former Lille teammates Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Magalhaes.

Arsenal are rumoured to have even reached out to agent Michael N'Cho, but a creative midfielder is taking priority for the January window.

Bissouma has started 16 of Brighton's 17 top-flight games this season.

Chelsea, Arsenal battling for Bursaspor teenager Ali Akman?

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hug in December 2019© Reuters

Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly among the sides keen on signing teenage Bursaspor striker Ali Akman.

Akman is already part of the TFF First League side's first team at the age of 18 and has nine goals in 16 appearances this term.

The Turkey Under-21s international is said to have been approached by Red Bull Salzburg and Galatasaray in the past, but he remains a Bursaspor player for now.

According to the Daily Mail, though, that could soon change as English top-flight clubs have started to show an interest.

It is claimed that Chelsea and Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Akman, who could be available for as little as £3m as he has less than six months to run on his contract.

Bursaspor are ninth in the TFF First League standings, eight points off top spot.

More transfer news from Arsenal:

Rob Holding signs three-year Arsenal contract extension
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Arsenal, Everton hold interest in Roma midfielder Steven N'Zonzi?
Arsenal and Everton are reportedly contemplating an approach for Roma midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, who is currently on loan at Rennes. Read more.


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