Jean-Michael Seri’s agent denies Napoli's interest in Arsenal target
- Nice midfielder won't presumably join Napoli
- Seri attracts interest from Arsenal and Chelsea
Jean-Michael Seri’s agent Franklin Mala says Seria A side Napoli are not keen on signing the 26-year-old midfielder, despite agent's previous words that 'Seri prefers Naples to anywhere else'.
Franklin revealed: "Seri to Napoli? It doesn’t depend on us but on Napoli. I read that Napoli are signing Fabian Ruiz, so if they sign the Spaniard, it’ll be difficult to sign Seri too.
"We’re open to talks with Napoli, but there’s been nothing so far. Seri’s clause is 40m and it’s valid until July 15. After that, Nice can ask for the amount they want.
"Ancelotti is a great Coach, he has an excellent reputation in football because he’s able to establish an excellent relationship with his players.
"For now, however, it’s all fantasy because as long as Napoli don’t come forward, it’s difficult to give precise answers. My trip to Naples? Yes, I was in Naples because I have friends in Avellino and I also had lunch at Piazza Vittoria for some seafood."
Sky Sport confirmed negotiations between Seri and Napoli board. Sky sources also believe that Arsenal and Chelsea remain interested.
?? Jean Michaêl Seri— iRONS UNITED (@irons_united) June 21, 2018
?? 118 Apps for Nice
⚽️ 12 goals
? 22 assists
?? 89% pass success rate
? £35m buy out clause
New player linked. A lot of money? Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/ma3GXkMELm
Real chance for Arsenal to grab the bull by the horns?