According to reports, scouts from both Liverpool and Manchester United have been watching Ivorian international and Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri over the last month as they look to boost their midfield options and The Mirror report that the two Premier League clubs are considering a move for the man who was strongly linked with Arsenal in January.
United, meanwhile, have been repeatedly linked with the player in recent months, but the Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho reportedly has reservations.
Seri may not have the requisite physicality to fit into his midfield, although he remains one of a number of targets.
The 26-year-old has attracted the attention of a number of European clubs after impressing with Nice, and Arsenal have also been linked with a move. The North London club could be in search of a new midfielder, particularly if Aaron Ramsey leaves the club at the end of the season.
But it could be that Liverpool are the front-runners to secure his signature after the club’s scouts were spotted at Nice’s win over Lille on Friday night. This should be a good news for Liverpool fans, as liverpool free bets revealed their club are now 7/2 favourites to sign the Ivorian this summer.
The Merseysiders have already completed the signing of RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, who willfully joined the club in the summer. But they are looking for further reinforcements with James Milner expected to feature less often next season and Philippe Coutinho having departed for Barcelona.
Seri had been close to a move to Barcelona last summer but the transfer collapsed just before the close of the window. He stayed at Nice and has made 21 appearances in Ligue 1 so far this season, scoring once and providing three assists.