Yves Bissouma is in no rush to leave Brighton this month amid interest from Aston Villa – and manager Graham Potter is “confident” he will stay.The Mali midfielder’s future will become clearer when he returns to the UK from the Africa Cup of Nations later this month, and he has been tracked by bigger clubs than Villa from the Premier League and abroad.WATCH: Lucas Digne says Steven Gerrard inspired him to sign for Aston VillaWATCH: Is Lucas Digne a good fit for Aston Villa?Transfer Centre LIVE! | Papers – latest headlinesBissouma may therefore wait until the summer to see what further options emerge, with Manchester United, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham all looking for players of his profile.Should Villa match Brighton’s valuation this month, which could be north of £40m and as much as £50m, then Bissouma will likely consider playing for Steven Gerrard and his ambitious club. Friday 14th January 7:00pm But for the time being, Bissouma remains fully concentrated on AFCON, where he is playing for Mali until at least January 20. Bissouma came off the bench during Wednesday’s extraordinary game against Tunisia, which saw the final moments played after the post-match interviews and without a furious Tunisia side, after the referee blew full-time before 90 minutes were up. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Highlights of the Africa Cup of Nations Group F match between Tunisia and Mali Ahead of Brighton’s next game against Crystal Palace, live on Sky Sports Friday Night Football, manager Potter said: “I’m confident .”I think Yves is enjoying his football here but with the transfer window, you never know. You always plan for something you can’t necessarily foresee. We’re in a good place. We’ll see.”Follow Brighton and Hove Albion with Sky SportsFollow every Brighton game in the Premier League this season with our live blogs on the Sky Sports website and app, and watch match highlights for free shortly after full-time.Want the Brighton latest? Bookmark our Brighton news page, check out Brighton’s fixtures and Brighton’s latest results, watch Brighton goals and video, keep track of the Premier League table and see which Brighton games are coming up live on Sky Sports.Get all this and more – including notifications sent straight to your phone – by downloading the Sky Sports Scores app and setting Brighton as your favourite team.Hear the best Premier League reaction and expert analysis with the Essential Football and Gary Neville podcasts, keep up-to-date with our dedicated Transfer Centre, follow the Sky Sports social accounts on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and find out how to get Sky Sports.Follow the January transfer window with Sky SportsWho will be on the move in January?The January transfer window opens on Saturday, January 1, 2022 and closes at 11pm on Monday, January 31.Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports’ digital platforms. You can also catch up with the ins, outs and analysis on Sky Sports News.
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