Chelsea set to pip Arsenal to the signing of £40m-rated midfielder

Chelsea are reportedly poised to pip Arsenal to the signing of OGC Nice star Jean-Michael Seri.

According to claims from the Mirror, the Blues are leading the race to sign the midfielder, who is a strong target for Arsenal ahead of the summer transfer window.

Seri has been a standout performer for Nice over the course of the last two seasons and has been continuously linked with a move to the Premier League.

Arsenal are claimed to have opened talks with the Ivory Coast international’s representatives as they accelerate their pursuit of the player ahead of the summer.

However, their efforts could be to of no avail, with Chelsea claimed by the Mirror to be at the front of the queue in the race to sign Seri.

If either side are to land the midfielder this summer, though, they will need to cough up a considerable sum. It’s reported that Nice value Seri at a huge sum of £40 million and are keen to retain his services for the foreseeable future.

Chelsea midfielder Isaac Christie-Davies is set to secure a move to Liverpool in the imminent future, according to claims from ESPN.

The 20-year-old was not offered a new contract by Chelsea and Liverpool swooped in earlier this year to offer him a trial ahead of other interested clubs.

It seems like he impressed the academy staff at Liverpool whilst on trial as they look set to offer him a contract.

Christie-Davies becomes the second young player, after Dominic Solanke, to join the Reds from Chelsea in just two years. However, although Solanke went into the Reds first-team, it appears as though Christie-Davies will join up with the academy squad.

Also, Liverpool were required to pay a fee for Solanke as he was offered a deal at Chelsea, but they’ll get Christie-Davies for free as he was not offered a contract with the London club.

The midfielder is set to tie up a deal to become a Liverpool player in the coming days if reports are believed.

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