- Chelsea reach pre-contract agreement with Jean Michael Seri.
- Seri was previously thought to be joining West London rivals Fulham.
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Chelsea have reportedly reached a pre-contract agreement with OGC Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri ahead of the Ivorian joining us this summer.
Seri must be running out of patience by now. He was expected to leave Nice last summer, with both Barcelona and Arsenal thought to be interested in signing him. Neither move materialised, leaving him stranded in Ligue 1.
This summer is likely to be different. A host of clubs are in the running to sign him, with Nice appearing willing to part with their prize possession if their demands are met in full.
It had previously been claimed that Seri had agreed to join newly-promoted Fulham. Considering the calibre of Fulham’s competitors in the race to sign the 26-year-old, the move would be bizarre.
Now there have been claims that Chelsea remain in the driving seat, with Seri already having agreed to become a Chelsea player. The below tweet claims that we have had an agreement to sign him for ‘several weeks’.
Séri a signé un pré-contrat avec Chelsea depuis plusieurs semaines. C’est un choix personnel de Roman Abramovitch. Dossier est momentanément bloqué car le président des Blues est toujours en attente de visa. Sa possible venue n’est pas lié à N’Golo Kanté. pic.twitter.com/S9mTroBKhO
— Euro United (@EuroUnited6) July 9, 2018
It also notes that Seri is a personal preference of Roman Abramovich. The Russian appears to be taking a more ‘hands on’ approach this summer, which bodes well for us.
His release clause is thought to expire in a few days time. If he wants to finally seal a move away from his current employers – it has to happen soon.