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Seri granted leave from Nice preseason, as Fulham, Chelsea, Arsenal vie for his signature

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The 26-year-old midfielder is trying to sort out his future

SSC Napoli v OGC Nice - UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs Round: First Leg Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images

Pre-season is underway or is about to get underway across most of European football, and that includes OGC Nice on the French Riviera and their new head coach, Arsenal legend and former NYCFC boss Patrick Vieira.

Vieira surely knows the value of a good midfielder, so he’s probably not too happy that he’s losing Jean Michael Seri this summer, but it would appear that he’s not going to stand in the player’s way. According to reports in France yesterday, Seri has been granted leave from the team, presumably to go sort out his future.

But it’s not all good news for Chelsea, as the 26-year-old has gained another suitor in the process, Premier League fresh faces Fulham, who are back in the top flight this season after four out of it.

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea’s friendly neighbors are looking to steal a beat on everyone else. Arsenal seemed to have the upper hand early, but have not pushed forward. Chelsea had the upper hand then, but we’re seemingly intent on sorting out the questions surrounding Conte and Sarri first and have asked Seri to wait.

How long Seri can or will do that is anyone’s guess but probably not for long. So as with everything else this summer, if we want it, we need to actually make a move.