Chelsea are said to be in advanced talks to sign Nice star Jean Michael Seri and could beat Arsenal to his signature.
Despite Antonio Conte’s future not being resolved, Chelsea are set to push ahead with their transfer targets.
Arsenal have been exploring a deal, and while Unai Emery only has £50m to spend, is supposedly keen to snap him up with midfield an area that has continually been a flaw for the Gunners.
Chelsea are also seriously interested and Seri could be the perfect partner for N’Golo Kante in the middle of the park.
And according to German TV network RTL, the Blues will push ahead with a move even though there is uncertainty surrounding the managerial situation at Stamford Bridge.
Talks, the report adds, are progressing well and are supposedly at an “advanced stage”.