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Tottenham sign midfielder Bissouma from Brighton

Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma has signed for Tottenham on a four-year deal, subject to being granted a work permit.

Rushhoursport understands Spurs will pay an initial £25m for the Mali international, which will potentially rise to £35m with performance-related add-ons.

Bissouma is understood to have flown into the UK on Wednesday and stayed at the on-site hotel at Tottenham's training ground.

The 25-year-old only had one year left on his Brighton contract and becomes Antonio Conte's third summer signing after goalkeeper Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic joined earlier this month.

Arsenal, Aston Villa and Everton had been among the other clubs interested in signing Bissouma this summer after Brighton had rejected a bid from Aston Villa for Bissouma in the January transfer window.

Tottenham have been watching Bissouma since he played for Lille and he had been on their list of targets to replace Mousa Dembele in 2018.

But Spurs ultimately signed Tanguy Ndombele in a club-record deal from Lyon, while Bissouma instead sealed a £15m move to Brighton, where he has shone during 124 appearances for the Seagulls.

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