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Arsene Wenger has made a new move in an attempt to secure the signing of a Ligue 1 star according to reports.
The Frenchman attempted to strengthen his midfield last summer by bringing in Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.
However, the Gunners once again struggled in that department last season, missing out on a top four finish in the Premier League despite the addition of the Switzerland international.
The report claims that the Arsenal manager actually held talks with the Ivorian star last week over a move to north London.
Seri, a box-to-box midfielder by trade, has attracted the interest of several big clubs following a string of impressive displays in Ligue 1.
Nice are believed to be demanding a transfer fee in the region of €40 million after recently rejecting an offer from AS Roma.