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The January transfer window is gradually coming to a close and all the clubs are looking to avoid panic buys during the closing stages. According to the latest report, Chelsea have entered the race to sign Arsenal summer target Jean-Michael Seri.
Despite playing for Nice, Seri has won the reputation of a world-class midfielder and his strides in football has not gone unnoticed around European Clubs. Arsenal were believed to be gunning for him in the summer but Barcelona became front-runners for him as they could not sign Coutinho at that time.
Antonio Conte is reportedly a huge fan of the 26-year-old Ivorian and he is keen on adding him to his otherwise strong midfield. Bayako and Drinkwater joined the Blues in the summer but non of the aforementioned stars have impressed Conte enough.
The Sun reports that Seri will be sign as an outright replacement for France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko. It appears that all the dismal performances of Bakayoko is very well documented by Conte
Chelsea have already spent on Ross Barkley and the area of the squad that apparently needs to be strengthened is the attack. However, Seri has a release clause of £35m, with Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain said to been keenly interested.
Seri has laid bare his desire to move to the Premier League with a transfer to Chelsea said to be his desire.