jean michael seri

Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has disclosed that Jean Michael Seri prefers a move from Ligue 1 outfit Nice to Chelsea this summer. Seri was close to joining Barcelona last season but the move didn’t materialize.

He was forced to remain with Nice for another season in which he contributed 2 goals and 5 assists in 31 appearances in Ligue 1. However, the Ivory Coast international has been a subject of interest from Chelsea and Arsenal this summer.

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Chelsea are reportedly on the lookout for midfield reinforcements after a fifth-place finish in the Premier League last season after Antonio Conte. Napoli appear to be favorites to land the Ivorian midfielder this summer but Dharmesh has revealed that Seri would favor a move to Chelsea above others.

“If Chelsea can sort out all their problems, Seri’s preference would be Chelsea,” Sheth told the Transfer Talk podcast. With Maurizio Sarri’s appointment being reported to be confirmed in coming days, this move could come to fruition.