Chelsea set to beat EPL giants in race for £31.5m-rated star

Chelsea are reportedly set to beat Arsenal to the signing of Ligue 1 side OGC Nice defensive midfielder Jean Michael Seri.

According to states from the Daily Mirror, the Blues are leading the hunt to sign the midfielder, who is the main target for the Gunners ahead of the summer transfer market.

Seri has been an exceptionally good performer for OGC Nice over the course of the last two campaigns and has been continuously connected with a move to the Premier League.

Arsenal are stated to have opened negotiations with the Ivory Coast international’s agents as they accelerate their pursuit of the midfielder ahead of the summer.

Although, their efforts might be to of no avail, with the Blues claimed by the Daily Mirror to be at the front of the queue in the hunt to sign Jean Michael Seri.

If either team is to land the midfielder upcoming summer, though, they will need to cough up a sizeable sum. It’s reported that OGC Nice value Jean Michael at a massive fee of £40 million and are keen to keep his services for the foreseeable future.