Both Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing John Michael-Seri this summer.
The Ivorian was linked with the north Londoners last summer, but no deal materialised.
Seri has not joined his Nice team-mates for their pre-season training camp, leading to suggestions that he could be set to finalise a move away.
However, the Gunners can expect to face tough competition from Chelsea, who are also rumoured to be keen on the centre-mid.
Both the club’s are expected to be on high alert after French journalist Nabil Djellit revealed Seri is in London this evening.
He said: “Info: Jean-Mika Seri is on London… Pending departure, for reminder, he is in contact with Arsenal, Chelsea… To follow!”
Despite his best efforts, Seri would have been disappointed with Nice’s league form last season. The south-of-France outfit finished 8th in Ligue and a move probably comes at the right time.
Particularly as new Arsenal boss Unai Emery is keen to add steel to his midfield with the Gunners looking to bounce back from a disappointing season.