According to a report by French radio station RTL, via The Mirror, Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, and Blues fans are already excited about how their midfield could line up next season.
RTL, via The Mirror, report that a deal for the Ivory Coast international is set to go through despite the uncertainty over their managerial situation, with Antonio Conte’s future firmly in doubt after a miserable defence of their Premier League title ended with a fifth-place finish and no Champions League football for the 2018/19 campaign.
Given his lack of height, the arrival of Seri would suggest that the west London outfit, whose reported move for £36m striker could seal Alvaro Morata’s Stamford Bridge exit, are going to play a three-man central midfield next season with the 26-year-old partnering N’Golo Kante and probably either the taller Ruben Loftus-Cheek or Tiemoue Bakayoko alongside them.
Chelsea supporters have been quick to have their say on the potential of a midfield trio of Seri, Kante and Loftus-Cheek via social media, and while one said “good lord”, another described it as “mouthwatering”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Kante, Seri, RLC midfield 🤤
— ChelseaFCFanGroup (@cfcest1905) June 6, 2018
Seri and Kante would be solid, 100% upgrade on Bakayoko. No excuse if miss out on him now.
— Steven🎭 (@bobandweave26) June 6, 2018
Kante, Seri and RLC midfield looks very good to me ⚽️ #cfc
— PaulLuiz16 (@Paulooo16) June 6, 2018
The midfield does really need some strength in depth. Excited for RLC Kante n Seri but lack of depth is genuinely worrying. https://t.co/9g831maawp
— Abhishek J (@Abhishek_J_C) June 6, 2018
Frankly, a midfield 3 of Kante, Seri and Loftus-Cheek has the potential to be mouthwatering.
Bakayoko and Cesc as impact subs depending on the situation.
— Vishvaraj Chauhan (@Funadrius) June 6, 2018
— Ollie Glanvill (@OllieGlanvill) June 6, 2018
RLC kante and seri in midfield would be the dream imo
— Deadasgamer (@Bobmill1013) June 5, 2018
Rlc seri kante is the dream mid for every chelsea fan imo
— Dumi Drexel (@dumidrexel) June 5, 2018