YVES BISSOUMA is in line to play for Brighton on Saturday – the first match since his arrest on suspicion of sexual assault.
Bisouma, 24, currently out on police bail, was arrested last week during a night out in Sussex City.
While officials continue their investigation, the midfielder has returned to training with Siegel.
And although the allegations are serious in nature, Brighton will continue to follow the due process of the judicial system.
It means the Mali international – Arsenal and Liverpool’s £40m target – will remain available for selection while the process is over.
A Premier League club knows of fielding someone who is currently out on bail for an alleged sex offence.
As a club, Brighton have always been involved with their community and run with good ethics and they will always continue to operate that way.
But there is also the responsibility of an employee, and the fact that Bisouma is on police bail only till November 3, should therefore be allowed to work without prejudice.
The midfielder missed two matches before the international break due to a knee injury, but SunSport understands it has cleared up and has returned to training.
Now manager Graham Potter must decide whether he will name one of its most influential players in his plans for a trip to Norwich this weekend.
Potter is scheduled to hold a press conference on Thursday, where he may ask questions about his player’s availability.
Sussex Police say a 20-year-old and a 40-year-old were released after arrests on 6 October.
A spokesman said: “A man in his 40s and a man in his 20s, both arrested from Brighton and released on conditional bail until 3 November, while the interrogation continues.”
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