Date: 28th July 2017 at 8:00pm
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could make a formal offer for midfielder Jean-Michael Seri in the “coming days,” according to France Football.

The French magazine reports the Gunners may focus on signing winger Thomas Lemar before making a move for Seri. Manager Arsene has kept an eye on Seri throughout last season, with the Ivorian having been an integral part of Nice’s highly successful Ligue One campaign.

have been the side most active in trying to secure the capture of the 26 year old but Nice will not sell the player unless a club meets the player’s €40m release clause.

Football reports that the Gunners will not be put off by this figure, but they could face a challenge from London rivals for his signature. The French publication says manager Mauricio Pochettino has considered Seri as a possible option to strengthen his midfield but their interest does not look as concrete as Arsenal’s.