Liverpool target Jean Michaël Seri is available for £35 million up until the 15th of July before the exit clause is no longer valid and Nice can ask for any amount they like.
With pre-season underway, we have already seen Naby Keïta and Fabinho in action and the very few glimpses of them in Red shirts we were afforded were more than enough to get us excited for the season ahead.
If everything went to plan, the pair would be on the verge of linking up with another fellow midfield arrival in Nabil Fekir. If transfer talks with Lyon hadn’t collapsed last month, the Frenchman would be set to arrive at Liverpool in a couple of weeks after the World Cup ends this weekend.
A player Liverpool’s radar since January is Nice all-rounder Jean Michaël Seri and the Ivorian has a few days to seal a move before he becomes a lot more expensive for clubs to sign.
According to Tutto Mercato Web, Seri has a release clause in his contract that means he can leave for £35 million but the catch is that it is only valid until Sunday.
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His agent Franklin Mala said: “Seri’s clause is €40m and it is valid until 15th July. After that Nice can ask for any amount they want.”
Liverpool are mentioned as an interested party as Jürgen Klopp looks to bolster his side in a bid to bring silverware to Anfield while Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Roma and Napoli are also linked.
Seri almost joined Barcelona a year ago but now seem close to signing Brazilian midfielder Arthur.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) July 10, 2018
Breaking | No agreement between Fulham & OGC Nice for the transfer of Jean-Michaël Seri, according to Nice-Matin.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) July 10, 2018
Sky Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Seri is close to a move to Fulham in spite of TMW’s claims that Liverpool are interested. That said, reliable source of French Football news GFFN reports no agreement with Fulham has been reached.
For now, it seems a case of waiting to see what happens but I don’t believe he’ll end up at Anfield.