Date: 5th October 2022 at 1:35pm
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Leandro Trossard was the hero for Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday, as he scored a hat-trick to secure his side a 3-3 draw against Liverpool at Anfield. 

The Belgian’s first-half double had put The Seagulls in a commanding 2-0 lead, before his third drew them level late on after the hosts had turned things around.

In the days since, speculation has been rife surrounding the midfielder’s future, with a number of clubs believed to be interested in signing him.

Now, the player has done little to deter rumours, by refusing to rule out a move away from The Amex.

As reported by The Independent, the Belgium international told The Monday Night Club that it is difficult to comment on the rumours.

“It’s difficult to say anything about that now,” he said.

“It completely depends on which club would come.

Former Brighton boss Potter is an admirer of Trossard

“If I feel good and things are good on a private level… but I also know how good I am at Brighton, also with new coach Roberto De Zerbi it looks promising.”

The 27-year-old’s comments come amid speculation that both Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in the player, who joined Brighton from Belgian side Genk in 2019 for a fee of £14 million.

Since arriving in the Premier League, the midfielder has scored 23 times and registered 13 assists in 111 games for The Seagulls.

This season the player has taken his attacking form to new heights, though, scoring five goals and providing two assists in seven league matches.

Talking to MNC, Trossard also revealed his thoughts on his increased attacking output.

“I’m a little higher up the pitch now, which gives me more chances to score a goal,” he said.

“And the more chances you get, the more you can score. I think that’s the biggest difference from the last few years.”

The midfielder’s form has helped propel Brighton into the top four of the Premier League, having won four and drawn two of their seven games so far this season.

Chelsea are likely to be in the market for attacking midfielders and wingers next summer with both Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech looking increasingly likely to leave the club, and Trossard could be the ideal candidate as he is able to fulfil both roles.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have benefitted from the sensational form of attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard, but manager Mikel Arteta will likely still be keen to bolster his squad.

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