Sanllehi In Talks With Agent As Arsenal Close-In On £35m Chelsea Target
Arsenal are leading Chelsea in the chase to sign Jean-Michael Seri with the Gunners in talks with the agent of the £35m-rated Nice midfielder
The summer transfer window is open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, the latest on Jean-Michael Seri….
Arsenal are leading Chelsea in the chase to sign Jean-Michael Seri with the Gunners in talks with the agent of the £35m-rated Nice midfielder, according to Sky Sports via TeamTalk.
Seri has been one of the best all-round midfield players in French football since joining Nice from Pacos de Ferreira in 2015 and he’s also a regular in the Ivory Coast squad with 16 caps to his name so far. His performances have caught the attention of teams in the Premier League with Arsenal and Chelsea among the clubs to have expressed their interest.
The Blues are expected to be in the market for a new midfielder this summer with Danny Drinkwater set to leave following a disappointing season at Stamford Bridge. The England international failed to make an impact since joining from Leicester last summer and Seri has seemingly been lined-up as a potential replacement.
However, TeamTalk are citing a report from Sky Sports that claims Arsenal are set to beat Chelsea to the signing of Seri with head of football relations, Raul Sanllehi, in negotiations with the players agent about a move to the Emirates.
The report says Seri has a £35m price-tag on his head due to a release clause in his contract and Arsenal are currently leading Chelsea in the race to land the talented Ivorian this summer.
New Arsenal boss Unai Emery is expected to be extremely active in the transfer market over the coming weeks and he’s already signed experienced right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer from Juventus.
However, a new midfielder is also required as Santi Cazorla has left the club to return to Villarreal while Jack Wilshere is set to seek a fresh start away from the Emirates after failing to agree terms over a new contract.
Seri has seemingly been identified as a potential replacement but Emery may be in the market for two midfielders as Arsenal are also being strongly linked with a deal to sign Sampdoria star Lucas Torreira.
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