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Fulham have reportedly completed the transfer of Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri amid competition from Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal, who were also pursuing a deal.

Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sport reported the news of Seri’s potential move to Fulham after French journalist Manu Lonjon (h/t the Daily Star) had said the Blues had struck terms with Seri.

Di Marzio added that the two sides agreed a fee of “around €20 million.” 

Earlier in the day, Ed Aarons of the Guardian reported that Borussia Dortmund were poised to meet the player to discuss a switch, while Arsenal had also been linked to the midfielder, via Harry Howes of the Daily Star.

According to the Daily Star, Seri has a £35 million release clause in his contract that is set to expire later this summer.

In three seasons at Nice he’s made major developments as a player. As these numbers illustrate, not only is he always seeking to get on the ball, Seri rarely gives possession away:

Seri’s playmaking abilities next to someone like N’Golo Kante, who is a midfielder who seeks to disrupt rather than distribute would have made him a fine purchase for the Blues before Fulham’s stunning coup.

With that in mind, James Robson of the Manchester Evening News said last month that Seri is a player Manchester City have looked at:

Given Fulham’s resources compared to their rivals for Seri’s signature, if they are able to get the move across the line, it would be a major boost to their efforts to remain in the Premier League after gaining promotion.



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