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PSG to rival Arsenal and Barcelona for Nice ace Jean-Michael Seri after Antero Henrique talks

Midfielder confirms he has had contact with the wealthy club's sporting director and likes their style of play

Arsenal and Barcelona target Jean-Michael Seri has admitted Paris Saint-Germain have already been in touch.

The in-demand Nice midfielder was due to move to Barca over the summer but the deal collapsed.

Jean-Michael Seri is a target for several major clubs

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Jean-Michael Seri is a target for several major clubs

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And that delay has opened the door for PSG, who made contact via sporting director Antero Henrique.

Asked if there had been talks, Seri, 26, told Le Parisien: “Yes, there have been, especially with the sports director Antero Henrique.

“If I leave Nice, it will be for a team where I feel desired and who play good football.

“Paris has this philosophy, to which I am very attached. So why not?”

Seri insists he is happy at Nice despite a failed move to Barcelona

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Seri insists he is happy at Nice despite a failed move to Barcelona

PSG sporting director Antero Henrique hugs record signing Neymar

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PSG sporting director Antero Henrique hugs record signing Neymar

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Seri has been compared to PSG playmaker Marco Verratti, himself a Barcelona target.

But the 16-cap Ivorian international does not believe he is in the same league yet.

He added: “We are alike, it’s a bit of a model. I watch the Paris matches and I try to be inspired by them.

“I think he’s ahead of me. I am in Nice. Even if this club is growing, it is not comparable to PSG.

“Marco is surrounded by stars. Talent also exists here, but we do not have the same experience.

Jean-Michael Seri considers himself a risk taker like Marco Verratti

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Jean-Michael Seri considers himself a risk taker like Marco Verratti

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PSG are trying to improve their midfield after spending a fortune on forwards

“I find myself in his way of thinking. Both of us are constantly striving to make our partners better.

“Like him, I like to take risks in my game. If I were only satisfied with what is simple, predictable, I would not be Micka Seri.”