The agent of Jean Michaël Seri is in Barcelona this Monday to finalise the 26-year-old’s transfer from Nice to Barcelona, according to RAC-1.
Seri's agent has been in Barcelona in recent days
Los Azulgranas still need to confirm the terms of the transfer with Nice, but he is expected to move along the Mediterranean coast for a fee of €40m.
Barça intend to pay the fee in two instalments, and Diario AS understands that this is not the first time that Seri’s agent has been in Barcelona in the last few days.
Seri fee could rise
That said, it is possible that the fee could rise beyond €40m. According to L’Équipe, Seri’s buy-out clause was only effective until 15 July. Nice are aware that Barcelona are awash with post-Neymar money, and may subsequently increase the asking price.
If Seri arrives for €40m, Barcelona’s summer spending would increase to €122m. That is without taking in to account the arrivals of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembélé. With Liverpool demanding €130m for the Brazilian, Barça could part with around €350m this transfer window as the club navigates a key transitional phase.