Manchester City held a meeting with the agent of Nice and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michaël Seri in Manchester last week, a report in today’s Le Parisien claims.
Seri has been one of a number of midfielders linked with a move to City lately, as Pep Guardiola looks for a long-term successor for Fernandinho, but in the more immediate future someone to replace Yaya Touré in the summer.
Touré’s compatriot Seri, 26, is one of Ligue 1’s most highly-rated midfielders and almost joined Barcelona last summer, only for a proposed deal to collapse.
Paris Saint-Germain are showing interest, but Manchester City are also on the move and exploring the idea of a deal for pass specialist Seri, who has an incredible 91.1% pass accuracy rate across Ligue 1 and the Europa League this season.
French newspaper Le Parisien states that Pep Guardiola wants to beef up his bench, with City remaining in all four competitions, and mandated an associated of his – presumably an employee of the club – to meet with Seri’s agent in Manchester last week.
It remains to be seen if the Premier League side will make an offer for Seri this month, leave it until the summer market, or even instead pursue other targets, but it is clear that Seri is one of the options on the table.
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