Chelsea join Manchester City and Arsenal in the race to sign Ligue 1 ace

Chelsea, Manchester City, and Everton have expressed interest in signing the £25 million-rated Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri.

The 26-year-old was close to signing for La Liga giants FC Barcelona last season, but their bid of £35.2 million was rejected by Nice’s president. The Ivory Coast International is reportedly ready for a move to Premier League in order to gain growth in his career. However, Jean Michael Seri has also stated that Ligue 1 leaders, Paris Saint-Germain also expressed interest in him last season.

Jean Michael Seri

Seri has played for 1257 minutes this season, scoring 1 goal and providing 4 assists in the process, with an impressive passing percentage of 91. Seri talked about his future destination earlier this year where he mentioned that: “If I leave Nice, it will be for a team where I feel desired and who play good football.”

Premier League teams need for Seri:

Antonio Conte is in a desperate need to make some impactful signings this transfer market to salvage something from this season. The Blues could line up a potential £25 million bid to land the midfielder to Stamford Bridge.

Whereas Arsenal has already expressed their interest in Seri but failed to put in a bid last season. Manchester City, on the other hand, is looking for Seri as a potential replacement for Yaya Toure who is expected to leave the Etihad once his contract expires in 2018. On the other hand, recently appointed Everton manager Sam Allardyce is looking to reinforce the Everton squad with the addition of Seri in the midfield.

Author’s Take:

Jean Michael Seri has a lot of potential open doors for him with every team looking for his services in the midfield. Arsenal could use him to upgrade their midfield which looks bleak at the moment. In case he signs with Chelsea, he would have to fill in the huge void created by the departure of Nemanja Matic. The Ivory Coast International could complement well with N’Golo Kante at Stamford Bridge.

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