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Arsenal have been handed a boost in their hunt for Jean-Michael Seri as Nice have confirmed their wishes to sell at least two players before the end of the transfer window.
The North Londoners are interested in a move for the all-action creative midfielder, who has a release clause of £36million.
At this step, Arsene Wenger is reluctant to match that fee and Arsenal are hopeful that his price will drop as the summer goes on.
And Nice’s president Jean-Pierre Rivère has offered evidence that that will be the case as the club will have to sell two footballers to fund moves for three or four new signings.
“There should be three or four more arrivals, and two departures,” – he told L’Equipe.
“We want to finish these as soon as possible, but certain cases take more time than others. I think we will manage because these last ones should be finalised faster than those from last year.” – He Added.
Arsenal face competition from north London sides Tottenham Hotspur for the 26-year-old, with Roma also keen.