The player's agent revealed how Arsenal and Liverpool were in discussions to bring the Senegal-born defender to the Premier League at the start of the year but nothing materialised. Now, Saffet Balkan has said he is in discussions with Arsenal and the Hammers as well as a host of top European clubs about his client's signature. Balkan said: "I have met representatives from Arsenal and West Ham over Kouyate in Belgium. We are currently in talks. "I will also meet with representatives from Galatasaray and CSKA in Istanbul later today to discuss an offer for Kouyate," He told The 24-year-old has featured prominently for Anderlect this term and the Belgian club turned down an offer from Valencia in January for the defender.