Arsenal’s quest for a new midfielder has taken another twist. Many so-called know-it-all’s keep telling us that Torreira is a “done deal” but according to SKY there are still lots of other negotiations going on, and one of them is for the Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri.
Chelsea are supposedly keen but with the uncertainty surrounding Antonio Conte (and Abramovich!) we are sure to be favourites to secure his signature. The Sky Sports man Dharmesh Sheth reported: “Chelsea and Arsenal both remain interested in Jean-Michael Seri.
“We’ve been talking about it in the last few minutes, the managerial situation of Chelsea is uncertain, that could prove a stumbling block to any transfer. It’s also thought that Arsenal are looking for other players.
“Arsenal’s interest is through the head of their football relations – Raul Sanllehi.
“Seri is available for £35million. A further twist is his next destination could be influenced by the arrival of Patrick Vieira as the new head coach at Nice now.
“Vieira has strong links with Manchester City having managed their sister club New York City.
“We are told that City are keeping tabs on the Seri situation. While they continue to try and push through a deal for the Napoli midfielder Jorginho.
“One significant thing with this whole situation with Seri is we understand his preference is to move to the Premier League.
“It could be an interesting one. It could rumble on for a couple of weeks yet.”
With Chelsea unable to act, and Man City only looking at Seri as a backup, Arsenal must surely be in pole position right now. I really hope we get him to shut up people like Kev and Resource…