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Arsenal are one of a number of clubs who are likely to benefit from the managerial uncertainty at Chelsea, according to the Daily Express.
The future of current boss Antonio Conte has been shrouded in uncertainties, as the club are reported to have maintained interest in the likes of Maurizio Sarri and Laurent Blanc to replace him.
The doubt over who will be the manager when the season begins has hampered summer business so far at the Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have failed to sign anyone this summer as the clock continues to tick down on this year’s transfer window which now closes on the 9th of August in England, around three weeks earlier than in previous years.
However, they have alongside Arsenal, Manchester City and Napoli been keeping tabs on Nice midfielder Jean-Micheal Seri
Sky Sport journalist Dharmesh Sheth has revealed that Chelsea could now lose out in the race for the Ivory Coast international.
“We’ve been talking about it in the last few minutes, the managerial situation of Chelsea is uncertain, that could prove a stumbling block to any transfer. It’s also thought that Arsenal are looking for other players.
“Arsenal’s interest is through the head of their football relations – Raul Sanllehi.
“Seri is available for £35million. A further twist is his next destination could be influenced by the arrival of Patrick Vieira as the new head coach at Nice now.
“Vieira has strong links with Manchester City having managed their sister club New York City.
“We are told that City are keeping tabs on the Seri situation. While they continue to try and push through a deal for the Napoli midfielder Jorginho.
“One significant thing with this whole situation with Seri is we understand his preference is to move to the Premier League.
“It could be an interesting one. It could rumble on for a couple of weeks yet.”