Sanllehi hands Arsenal inside-running in race for Nice star Seri

Arsenal FC transfer news Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri targeted by Gunners- reports

Seri in Nice training

Barcelona additionally tried to lure Seri to the Nou Camp final summer time however a deal couldn't be struck and he remained with Lucien Favre's aspect.

Arsenal chief Raul Sanllehi is key to their pursuit of Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri.

Seri has been an integral part of the Nice team over the past couple of seasons to attract interest from a number of top European clubs.

But, a move would subsequently fail to materialise as Nice kept hold of him.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Gunners are interested in a potential deal to sign the Ivory Coast global at the end of the 2017-18 season.

He has been a mainstay within the Good staff once more this time period, beginning 30 video games in Ligue 1 and chipping in with two targets, although his function is primarily as a defensive midfielder.

Will it be Chelsea or Arsenal for Seri?

And with Arsene Wenger's successor yet to be named, plans for next season may be affected.

With the likes of Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater struggling to adjust to life at Stamford Bridge, the need to bolster midfield is urgent for the deposed champions, and Seri could ideally go a long way in addressing some of the problems the Chelsea squad. The reason hasn't been mentioned, even as both clubs face managerial uncertainties in the capital. However, the £40M-rated 26-year-old is thought to be favouring a move to either Man City or Chelsea.

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