Unai Emery to make PSG, Man Utd target his first Arsenal signing

Date published: Wednesday 23rd May 2018 11:04 - Matthew Briggs

New Arsenal head coach Unai Emery will reportedly press ahead and try and make Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri his first signing for the club.

Emery tried to sign Seri for PSG last summer, although the player’s agent claimed the Ligue 1 club’s interest was not genuine.

Seri was all set to sign for Barcelona last August for €40million and the only sticking point was the make up of the fee (£36m) before PSG came in for the player.

“Now PSG is putting pressure on the club to take the player, it’s crazy. They just want to do it to f**k Barça,” Seri’s agent Franklin Mala told RAC1.

Emery though came back in for Seri in January, but he was unsuccessful and now the Daily Mail report he will try and bring the midfield enforcer to The Emirates.

The 26-year-old Ivory Coast international has a release clause of of £35million in his contract, which expires in 2019.

Man Utd, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund have all been linked with Seri, who looks likely to move on this summer with his contract, and therefore his value running down.

Emery, who was confirmed at Arsene Wenger’s successor this morning, is widely expected to revamp his squad and he will have to sell players to make big changes.

Midfielder Santi Carzola has not been offered a new deal and Emery is believed to be looking to strengthen that area.


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