It was reported earlier current week that Chelsea had been in contact with French sides Nice about the possibility of landing midfielder Jean Michael Seri upcoming summer transfer window, but the Blues will now have a competitor for his signature.
According to an article from James Tucker of the British daily broadsheet newspaper Telegraph, Manchester City are also keen to land the Ivorian international as Pep Guardiola looks to bolster his squad yet again.
The 26-year-old came near to joining Barcelona previous summer but the deal fell through and with Barcelona seemingly not interested in Jean Michael Seri anymore, Manchester City and Chelsea could have a direct battle for him.
After all, that depends on the intentions of another the Premier League giants Manchester United as they have also been connected with a summer move for the box-to-box midfielder.
Chelsea’s summer actions of finding new top quality players did not go as well as they’d have wished so they’ll be looking to do much better upcoming summer and the arrival of Jean Michael Seri would be a good starting point.