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Arsenal and Chelsea have held formal transfer talks with Nice over the potential signing of £35m-rated midfielder Jean-Michael Seri this summer, according to Nice Matin via Get French Football New

Seri has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months with Arsenal and Chelsea among the clubs to have reportedly earmarked the midfielder as a potential summer signing.

The 26-year-old has been one of the best all-round central midfielders in French football since joining Nice from Pacos de Ferreira in 2015 and he’s also a regular with the Ivory Coast national team.

It seems the London duo have already formalised their interest as Get French Football News are citing local outlet Nice Matin as saying Arsenal and Chelsea have instigated talks with Nice about a possible deal to sign Seri.

Arsenal are in the market for another midfielder as Santi Cazorla has left the club and Jack Wilshere’s future is also in doubt having failed to agree terms over a new contract.

Unai Emery is looking to revamp the squad he inherited from former boss Arsene Wenger and Seri could be viewed as his new midfield linchpin in the middle of the park.

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