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Arsenal in talks for Seri 0

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have held talks with the agent of OGC Nice’s Jean-Michael Seri as they contemplate moving for the midfielder this summer, according to Sky Sports.

Seri came close to a move to Barcelona last summer but the deal fell through at the last minute. Apart from the Gunners, Chelsea are also said to be monitoring the situation.

Seri spent two years in Portugal with Pacos de Ferreira before moving to Nice in 2015. Since then, he has made 121 appearances and scored 11 goals for the French club in all competitions. In 2017, he was named in the League 1 Team of the Year along with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Marco Veratti, Edinson Cavani, and now Arsenal’s very own Alexandre Lacazette. He has also accumulated 18 caps for Ivory Coast.

Four Players Arsenal Could Sign This Summer 1

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Another disappointing campaign has come to an end, but Arsenal fans are hoping next season will be different as new era is set to start following the departure of long-serving manager Arsene Wenger.

Many believe that Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta will be appointed as his successor, with even Pep Guardiola admitting he wouldn’t stand in Arteta’s way should he decide to return to the Emirates.

Somewhat of a squad overhaul definitely seems on the cards and we look at five players the new manager could recruit in the summer transfer window.

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Nice president tells Arsenal and Tottenham that Seri won’t be leaving in January 0

Posted on September 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere has stated that coveted midfielder Jean Michael Seri will not be sold when the January transfer window opens. The 26-year-old was close to a move to Barcelona in the summer before the deal broke down at the last minute. The Catalans have since signed midfielder Paulinho and seem content with their options in the engine room this season.

Arsenal and Tottenham, however, remain interested according to reports. The Gunners have recently welcomed back Jack Wilshere who can provide creativity and ball retention in midfield, but his injury record means he’s unlikely to last the entire season fit. Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka has been the familiar partnership of late, but Seri would be an improvement on either player.

Arsenal the ‘last club standing’ in race to sign Jean-Michael Seri 0

Posted on August 11, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal have no clubs standing in their way for Jean-Michael Seri’s signature. The Gunners have been keen on the 26-year-old for most of the summer, but have seen the likes of Barcelona and AS Roma edge themselves ahead, with the latter making an official bid for the Nice midfielder. Latest reports say the duo are no longer in the running.

Seri made 34 Ligue 1 appearances last season, contributing 16 goals. He’s said to have a £36m release clause, a price Arsenal don’t appear keen to match, but the Londoners do have a need for a creative midfielder given Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere are currently out injured.

Transfer boost for Arsenal as Nice president hints at Seri exit 0

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

OGC Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivère has revealed the club will sanction two more sales to raise more for incomings, which could mean Arsenal-target Jean-Michael Seri could be available this summer, reports the Metro.

Believed to have a £36m release clause, the Nice midfielder could yet be on his way to Arsenal after the latest revelations. “There should be three or four more arrivals, and two departures. We want to finish these as soon as possible, but certain cases take more time than others,” Rivère told L’Equipe.

Seri snubs Arsenal to complete Roma move 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri has turned down interest from Arsenal to sign for AS Roma, according to the Metro. The 25-year-old joined the Italian Serie A giants for £30m and signed a five-year-deal. Nice are believed to be holding out for £35m but personal terms have been agreed and the deal should be concluded soon enough.

Seri, a transfer target for Spanish La Liga side Barcelona, made 34 Ligue 1 appearances for Nice last season, scoring seven goals and making nine assists. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger travelled to Nice with chief executive Ivan Gazidis to try and broker a deal for the midfielder, but the Gunners were unsuccessful procuring his signature.

Arsenal face competition from Tottenham for Nice’s Seri 0

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to steal OGC Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri from under the nose of fierce rivals Arsenal this summer. The 25-year-old has attracted interest from AS Roma and Barcelona, but Tottenham are believed to be pursuing the Ivorian heavily and may have edged themselves in front of Arsenal in the race to sign him.

Nice are holding out for £35m, the player’s release clause, and rejected a £20m bid from Roma recently. Seri has enjoyed a standout season at the Allianz Riviera, scoring and creating 16 goals in 34 Ligue 1 games while making 74 chances and boasting 37 successful dribbles (84%). He looks set for a departure this summer as a result but he’s still undecided about a destination.

Gunners join chase for OGC Nice star 0

Posted on June 07, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal face a difficult challenge in their efforts to land the OGC Nice highly-rated star Jean Michael Sari.

According to various reports from British press, initialised by the Guardian, the Ivorian midfielder who had a blistering season with French Ligue 1 outfit has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and club chief Ivan Gazidis were pictured at Cote D’Azur airport in Nice, with reports swirling about a move for AS Monaco star Kylian Mbappe.

Arsenal linked with a move for Nice star 0

Posted on May 03, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are hot on the trail of Nice central midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to reports from the Guardian. The reports suggest that the Gunners are in negotiations over a £20million deal for the star.

However, any potential deal could be complicated by the fact that the likes of Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are also believed to be interested in signing the midfield ace.

Seri has helped Nice to an unexpected challenge for the Ligue One title this season, as the Eaglets are currently six points behind French league leaders Monaco. The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international has scored six goals and produced nine assists in the French top-flight.



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