Chelsea have emerged as front-runners for the signature of Ivorian and Nice central midfielder Jean Michael-Seri, this is according to report.
Seri has emerged as one of the hottest midfielders in the French League following his string of impressively consistent performance, and he’s been very well noticed in the Premier League.
The 26-year-old midfielder was heavily on the radar of Barcelona, who eventually withdrew their interest and signed Paulinho. Seri was destined to remain in League One last term but it appears that he will end up playing in the English Premier League next season.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal have advanced talks to sign the African star but Chelsea are in a pole position to steal a match on them,.
The Gunners are yet to appoint a replacement for Arsene Wenger but the club has gone ahead to search for players that will compete for the title next season.
Meanwhile, Chelsea already have an otherwise strong midfield squad but non of the players have been able to replicate the feat of Nemanja Matic. it said that the Blues are in the search for an ideal partner for Kante, with claims that Seri is the perfect man for the job.
Seri is adept at retaining possession and is always found bidding his time before making any strikers, and this is something lacking in N’golo Kante.
He is one player that likes to create from the deep and his presence in the midfield of Chelsea will allow Kante to sit back and focus on the yo-man job of shielding the defense.
Chelsea will have to part with only £40million to sign the central midfielder.