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Man Utd Lining-Up Bid For £35m Ligue 1 Star But Face Competition From Chelsea

Manchester United are ready to battle it out with Chelsea over a £35m deal to sign Nice midfielder Jean-Michel Seri this summer, according to reports

The transfer window is closed but managers are working hard on their plans for the summer so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Jean-Michel Seri is attracting plenty of interest….

Manchester United are ready to battle it out with Chelsea over a £35m deal to sign Nice midfielder Jean-Michel Seri this summer, according to the Express.

Seri has developed in to one of the best all-round midfielders in French football since joining Nice from Pacos de Ferreira in 2015 while he’s also now a regular with the Ivory Coast national team.

The 26-year-old has attracted interest from all around Europe in recent transfer windows and was reportedly close to joining Barcelona last summer before the proposed deal fell through.

The midfielder has also caught the attention of clubs here in the Premier League and the Express claim Man Utd are now lining-up a bid to sign the Ivorian after joining the race for his signature.

Jose Mourinho knows he needs to strengthen his squad this summer if United are to compete with the likes of Man City for major trophies next season following a frustrating campaign at Old Trafford.

The ‘Special One’ is in the market for at least one central midfielder as Michael Carrick will retire in June while Marouane Fellaini’s contract is set to expire and he’s no closer to signing an extension.

Seri is seemingly on Mourinho’s radar but United will face stiff competition as the newspaper says Chelsea are among a host of other clubs who are also showing a keen interest.

The Blues are also expected to strengthen their options in the middle of the park this summer as Tiemoue Bakayoko has struggled to settle following his move from Monaco and Seri is reportedly a target.

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TeamTalk claim the Nice star has a £35m release clause in his contract and that sort of money shouldn’t deter the likes of United or Chelsea so it looks like a transfer battle is set to ensue this summer.

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