Sky Sports reporter: Man United could strike £33m deal to sign in-demand 26-year-old

Manchester United are interested in signing Jean-Michael Seri in a £33m deal from Ligue 1 side Nice, according to reporter Dharmesh Sheth

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Manchester United could conclude a £33m deal to sign Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri in January, according to reporter Dharmesh Sheth.

The Red Devils are in the market to bolster their options in the middle of the park given Jose Mourinho could lose a number of seasoned Premier League stars at the end of the season.

Retired England international Michael Carrick is set to call time on his decorated career in the summer to take up a coaching role at the club.

Marouane Fellaini is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2017-18 season unless Manchester United can convince the 30-year-old to commit to a new contract.

Manchester United have been linked with a potential move to sign Seri after the Ivory Coast international missed out on a move to La Liga giants Barcelona last summer.

Sky Sports News reporter Sheth revealed that the Red Devils are interested in Nice’s impressive African midfielder, who is valued at around £33m.

“Now to a man who has been generating a lot of interest across Europe, the Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri,” Sheth told Sky Sports News on Thursday morning.

“Manchester United and Manchester City are two of a number of clubs who want Seri. One source has told me today that a deal could be struck this month.

“Seri has a £33m release clause in his contract. Nice rejected an offer from Barcelona in the summer.

“United are looking at midfielders given that Michael Carrick is retiring at the end of the season and Marouane Fellaini is into the final six months of his current deal.”

Manchester United signed Chile international Alexis Sanchez in a swap deal involving Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving to Arsenal.

The Red Devils are in second place in the Premier League table and 12 points behind current leaders Manchester City.

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