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Arsenal and Liverpool are facing stiff competition in their bid to sign Jean-Michael Seri as Barcelona are closing in on a £33m deal for the Nice midfielder, according to reports in Spain via Football London.
Seri has developed in to one of the best all-round midfielders in French football since moving Nice from Pacos de Ferreira in 2015 and netted 7 goals and provided 9 assists to help the club finish third in Ligue 1 in the previous campaign.
The 26-year-old’s impressive skills have caught the attention of several Premier League clubs with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool both heavily linked with the player in recent weeks.
Football London claim Arsene Wenger has already held talks with Nice about a possible deal but has been reluctant to meet Seri’s £33m release clause.
The Gunners boss is being urged to further improve his central park before the end of the transfer window following Arsenal’s disappointing defeat at Stoke on Saturday and Seri would certainly provide a top class alternative to Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka if he moved to the Emirates.