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Jean-Michael Seri appears to be heading to Napoli after his agent revealed he was keen to join the Serie A outfit. Ivory Coast international Seri has emerged as a target for Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal after another promising season for Nice. The 26-year-old played 40 games for the Ligue 1 side across the 2017-18 campaign as they finished the domestic season in eighth.


Scouts from Stamford Bridge and the Emirates have been impressed by Seri’s progress but Napoli lead the race to secure his signature, according to the player’s agent. ‘We hope to have positive news from Naples in the next few hours,’ Franklin Mala told CalcioNapoli24. ‘There’s been informal contact with Napoli, but sti

‘Napoli are in pole position, Seri prefers Naples to anywhere else. Napoli need to speed up in every way to close the deal. ‘His €40m release clause expires on July 15, so they have to pay it by that date. After July 15, Nice can ask for any amount. ‘There are two Premier League teams in for Seri but I can’t say anything else.’





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