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Arsenal scout was present in the Champions League face off between Nice and Ajax closely as they consider how good a business it would be to offer for Jean Seri.

Arsene Wenger is a huge fan of the Nice midfielder, who was a big part of the French outfit campaign last season as they finished third in Ligue 1.

Informal talks have taken place between the clubs regarding the 26-year-old, but the Gunners are yet to make the interest official.

Nice have no interest in selling and point to the fact that Seri has a £33 million release clause.

That is a price tag Arsenal are unwilling to meet so they are currently biding their time and pondering other options – including Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho.

It was the second leg of the Champions League third qualifying round clash between Nice and Ajax and the tie is locked at 1-1 after the first game in France.

The Ivory Coast midfielder is seen by Wenger as a player that can provide solution to the midfield crisis at the club this summer as he looks to put a squad together he believes is capable of challenging for the Premier League title.

The Gunners boss has already acquired the services of Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette and he wants to add Seri and Thomas Lemar before the start of the coming season.