As reported by The Daily Mail, Chelsea have made initial enquiries to Nice about the prospect of signing their star midfielder Jean Michael Seri this summer.
The Blues are expected to have a busy transfer window with the possibility of a new manager taking charge and a lacklustre season meaning there could be plenty comings and goings.
One player the club are interested in is Jean Michael Seri, currently at Ligue 1 side Nice.
That’s according to The Daily Mail, who say Chelsea have already asked the French side about a potential transfer, with the release clause in his contract set at £34.8m.
Will he end up at Stamford Bridge come the new season?
With the club not expected to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next term, signing the elite talent they’re used to may not be feasible this summer and finding talent who can learn and grow to that level is likely to be their strategy.
Seri may not have performed in the group stages of the big European competition but he has experience in the Europa League and in Ligue 1 has proven to be a consistent top performer.
Nice in general are under-performing this term but last season he scored seven goals, also creating 10 assists, showing himself to be a midfield all-rounder with the ability to attack and defend.
Strong and athletic, he would likely be able to cope with the pace of the Premier League and with technical passing ability too, would fit in well at Stamford Bridge.