Reports: Thomas Lemar and Jean-Michael Seri updates

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Arsenal are after a Nice midfielder. Not Nice as in helping old ladies across the road Nice, but from Nice. The place that looks like the word Nice but is actually pronounced NEEE-CHAY.

Or NEEEESE. That’s it. Anyway, earlier this summer Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis were spotted in the south of France together, and at that time speculation over Kylian Mbappe was rife, and everyone thought that’s what it was.

However, some reports said that they were actually in discussions with Nice over the transfer of midfielder Jean-Michael Seri.

Sport Witness has some details of a L’Equipe story which links us with the Ivory Coast international again, suggesting a €40m move could be on the cards.

Meanwhile, the Telegraph say that Arsenal are ready to up their bid for Thomas Lemar to £45m as they look to bring the Monaco midfielder to North London.

By all accounts he remains the main target this summer, although suggestions that his arrival might precipitate the departure of Alexis Sanchez are a bit worrying.

So far the Gunners have had two bids for the 21 year old rejected, so let’s hope it’s a case of third time lucky.

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