Time’s running out: Chelsea have just days to seal transfer of Ligue 1 star for bargain £35M

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Chelsea only have until the 15th of July to snap up Ivory Coast and Nice midfielder Jean-Michel Seri for a bargain £35M.

This is according to the Daily Mirror, who state that the Blues have been linked with a move for the player and only have nine days left to snap up Seri for the aforementioned price, and that after those nine days have passed, the French side will be able to ask whatever they want for the Ivorian.

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The news outlet are also stating that, as re-reported from the Express, that the player’s agent confirmed that the 15th of July would be the last time any club are able to activate Seri’s release clause, so it seems as if time is definitely running out if the Blues want to snap up a great deal for one of the French’s league’s best midfield talents.

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Time isn’t on Chelsea’s side in the race to land a great deal for Seri this summer

Signing Seri for £35M would indeed prove to be an absolute bargain, as the Ivorian international has shown time and time again for Nice just how good he can be.

His ability to dictate the tempo of a game and fantastic ability to keep calm under pressure has seen him labelled by a few as one of the best midfielders in France, and rightly so.

The former Pacos De Ferreira star has managed to clock up a total of 12 goals and 26 assists in 123 appearances for Nice, a record that has certainly grabbed the attentions of fans far and wide.

Considering just what Seri can do and how big of a difference he can make to a game, he could be just the player Chelsea need to partner N’Golo Kante in the centre of the park and form a formidable partnership in midfield for the Blues next season. Better get to work, lads…

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