There is still a lot of uncertainty about Arsenal’s midfield targets, but with Jack Wilshere deciding to leave and Santi Cazorla not returning either there are a couple of vacancies to fill. There is of course also the danger that Aaron Ramsey may not sign a new contract extension as well which would mean that we will need at least two more incoming if not three….
So everyone seems to think that Lucas Torreira is going to be our new defensive midfielder but it seems we are also chasing the Nice man Jean Michael Seri, who is considered to be more attack-minded than Torreira. The Sky transfer guru Dharmesh Sheth reported recently: “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.”
Now today, Seri’s agent Franklin Mala has told reporters: ”Seri’s clause is €40million (£35million) and it is valid until 15th July.
“After that Nice can ask for any amount they want.”
So if we want that discounted price they will have to move a bit quicker to get the deal done by the middle of July. Maybe they had better clarify the Ramsey situation very soon?