Spanish giants Barcelona have been in contact with OGC Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri in order to convince the Ivorian to remain patient and put all other transfer proposals on hold.
Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Swansea, Paris Saint-Germain, and AS Roma have all been interested in the midfielder, but Catalan publication Sport have reported that Barcelona want the Ivorian international to hold out for his dream move to Camp Nou.
The 26-year-old has been hot property this summer, after proving to be a sensation in Nice’s impressive third place finish in Ligue 1 last season.
The midfielder finished with six goals and nine assists and was awarded the Marc Vivien Foe award for the best African player in the French League.
Earlier during the summer, it had been reported that both Arsenal and Tottenham were both closely monitoring the players’ situation. Barcelona were also linked with the Ivorian admitting that it would be impossible to turn the Catalonian club down.
At the time, however, Seri was considered only to be Barcelona’s back up option. A move for the midfielder was only expected to be made if plans to sign main target Marco Verratti from PSG failed.
Attention on Seri has cooled in the past week with the Catalonian club looking to bolster their attacking options after losing Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. This has seemingly opened the door for other clubs to make a move for the player, with Swansea, Roma, and Arsenal all being heavily linked.
Yet it now looks like Seri’s dream move is back on after the Catalans sporting director Robert Fernandez got in contact with the players’ brother, urging the player to remain patient and wait for the club to make a move.
Barcelona have promised to make a decision over Seri in the coming days and could make an offer for the midfielder next week.