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Club president reveals Arsenal target has 80% chance of leaving

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Reported Arsenal target Jean-Michael Seri will most likely leave the club this summer, according to Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere.

Speaking to AFP (via Nice Matin), Rivere said the club had yet to receive any bids for the 25 year old, but he thinks it is unlikely he will stay at the French club:

“We do not need to sell and we have not received any offer yet There is a 20% chance that he will stay in Nice.”

Rivere revealed earlier this month the player has a €40million buyout clause in his contract and it is very unlikely he will be allowed to leave for less than that considering the amount of interest being shown in him.

The midfielder may only have twelve months to run on his current contract but his list of suitors is extensive with English sides Arsenal and Tottenham being joined by Barcelona, Roma, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco in the race for his signature.

With Nice not short of money themselves after being bought out by a Chinese/American consortium last year, combined with interest from some Europe’s biggest clubs, it seems a bidding war is likely to ensue to land the Ivorian.

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