Arsenal hold talks with agent of Chelsea & Liverpool target

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 15/05/2018

Arsenal chiefs have held talks with the representatives of Chelsea and Liverpool target Jean Michael Seri as they consider a formal move this summer.

The 26-year-old Ivory international has long been linked with a move to the Premier League after several impressive performances in Ligue 1 helping the French club into the Champions League playoff rounds last year.

Chelsea, Liverpool are allegedly among the teams keen on Nice midfielder Seri who nearly signed for La Liga Champions Barcelona last summer, and they both monitoring developments but it appears that Arsenal have attempted to move to the front of the queue.

According to Sky Sports News, director of football, Raul Sanllehi has been in contact with the player's representatives ahead of a potential offer in the coming months.

Even though Arsenal are currently without a manager, the transfer team assembled by Ivan Gazidis which includes Sanllehi as well as head of recruitment and Sven Mislintat whom both are pressing ahead with transfer plans regardless.

Seri who has just over a year remaining on his contract has contributed two goals and five assists in Ligue 1 this season from 30 appearances as Nice finished sixth place.