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Nice will accept a £35million bid for their in-demand Arsenal target Jean-Michael Seri, this is as claimed by Skysport reporter Dharmesh Sheth.
Arsenal are currently without a midfield enforcer in the stead of N’golo Kante, Victor Wanyama and the likes, and they have been in the market for the such player. Seri has been one of the prime targets of the Gunners and Emery looks to build a formidable team.
Seri was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona last summer but they ended up signing Brazilian midfield marksman Paulinho. And now, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli have joined Arsenal in the chase of the player as claimed by Sheth.
Seri put up a barnstorming display for Nice in the French Ligue 1 last season and got attracted to several European clubs. While there is keen interest in him from several clubs, the Ivorian midfielder wants a move to the Premier League leaving Arsenal as frontrunners for his signature.
“I’m being led to believe that there’s an agreement with his club that he will be allowed to leave for £35million,” Sheth said on the Transfer Talk podcast.
“Now, it’s really interesting actually because he almost joined Barcelona.
“Now intriguingly, last summer, Arsenal’s current head of football operations, Raul Sanllehi, was the director of football at the Nou Camp and they wanted Jean-Michael Seri.
“Fast forward to January, Emery tried to sign him for Paris Saint-Germain. But concerns over Financial Fair Play rules for Paris Saint-Germain meant they went for a free transfer and brought in Lassana Diarra.
“There is an interest in Seri but there is competition as well. I’m told that Napoli and Borussia Dortmund are interested, but quite importantly the player’s preference is to come to the Premier League. I think that’s where he wants to shine.
“Arsenal are interested, there has been a long-standing history of the people at Arsenal being interested when they’ve been at previous clubs.
“So potentially, I think if Emery had his way, he could be his first signing.”
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