- Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Jean Michael Seri from Ligue 1 side OGC Nice
- Jan Michael Seri is also a target for Arsenal, Tottenham, and AS Roma
Latest Chelsea transfer news claims that the Blues are in constant talks with Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri to bolster their midfield, according to reports from RTL France journalist Christian Ollivier. Seri enjoyed a stellar 2017/18 season with Nice managing 7 goals and 9 assists, however, Seri’s impact on Nice’s gameplay was evident where he controlled the tempo of his team’s play with effective passing and tenacious tackling. According to reports, Chelsea are confident of beating the competition from the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, and Manchester United with £35-40million seemingly enough to complete the deal.
Chelsea leading the race for Jean Michael Seri
The 26-year-old was very close to signing for Barcelona last season but the deal fell at the very last stage. The Catalan side ended up signing Paulinho from the Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande and then added Philippe Coutinho to their ranks in January. Barcelona are certainly not in the race to sign Jean Michael Seri this summer giving Chelsea a free route to negotiate the transfer move with the Ivory Coast international. PSG are also keeping an eye on the player but according to RTL France journalist Christian Ollivier, Chelsea are in advanced talk with the player who has been earmarked by Roman Abramovic as the marquee midfield signing for the season.
Chelsea continue to hunt down their new manager
Despite Antonio Conte seemingly on his way out of the club, Chelsea are not putting their transfer plans on hold especially midfield reinforcement. Chelsea made 2 poor signings last season with Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater getting very little game time under Conte. Another blunder for Chelsea’s transfer plans was Timyoue Bakayoko who flattered the deceive and could not replace Nemanja Matic who opted to join Manchester United last summer. With Jean Michael Seri linked with the club, the next Chelsea manager will have a solid midfield with N’Golo Kante and Seri being the engine for their team. Laurent Blanc and Maurizio Sarri are the leading contenders to be the next Chelsea manager with Luis Enrique also in line to take over at Stamford Bridge. Whoever the next manager will be at Chelsea will have to conclude the Jean Michael Seri transfer this summer.