Chelsea desperately chasing the signature of £35m-rated in-demand playmaker

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Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly still interested in securing the services of Ligue 1 outfits Nice playmaker Jean Michael Seri.

Since helping the Ligue 1 outfits to qualify for Champions League playoffs last season, the Ivory Coast international has been heavily linked with a move to some of Europe’s top teams.

According to Sky Sports News, The Blues are keen on to secure Seri’s services. However, the player himself is believed to be put off by the managerial situation at Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, The Gunners alleged interest in African midfielder is through head of football relations Raul Sanllehi, who has on the verge of signing 26-year-old midfielder during his time at Barcelona.

Seri is also believed to be a target for Premier League champions, Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Arsenal are still chasing the signature of another Ligue 1 midfielder Morgan Sanson who has impressed at Marseille last season after leading the team to the Europe League final.

Tiemoue Bakayoko is expected to leave Chelsea in the summer after failed to nail down regular first-team football under Antonio Conte, while Arsenal are in the market for Santi Cazorla’s long-term replacement.