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The brilliant Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri has been considered to be just as good as the long term Arsenal target Thomas Lemar but with Monaco’s outrageous pricing he is available for a much cheaper price as his current release clause is set at just £36m. Tottenham have also been linked with the Ivorian international, but for Arsenal he must now be a priority target if the Lemar deal has become impossible to push through.

Seri provided 9 assists and 7 goals to propel Nice into the Top Four in Ligue 1 last season, and according to the Spanish website Mundo Deportivo he has been a top target for Barcelona, along with Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho, but now have ended their interest – as the Catalan giants are concentrating on the other two players as their priority targets.

This has left the door open for Arsenal and Tottenham to match the £36million release clause and bring the talented midfielder to the Premier League. Arsenal have been linked with Seri and Lemar for the whole of the transfer window and he would be a brilliant addition to the side, as attested by the recommendation of Xavi when Barcelona were in the race for his signature.

Come on Wenger, get the cheque book out. This looks like a great bargain to me!

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