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

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

Seri in Nice training

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Arsenal chiefs have held talks with Nice over a potential move for Jean-Michael Seri, according to reports.

The £40 million-rated midfielder is also wanted by Chelsea and nearly joined Barcelona last year.

But, according to Sky Sports News, Arsenal’s new director of football has opened dialogue with the Ligue 1 side about a potential transfer.

Raul Sanllehi, who spent 14 years at Barca, worked on the previous deal when the Catalan giants were originally interested.

Seri is an Ivory Coast international with 18 caps. He has made 30 appearances in Ligue 1 this season and scored twice, as Nice finished sixth.

It is understood any deal to bring him to The Emirates will have to happen after a new boss has been appointed at the north London club.

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