Tottenham should hijack Fulham's reported bid for Jean Seri

Nice's Ivorian midfielder Jean Michael Seri arrives to attend a training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League football match between Nice and Naples on August 21, 2017 at the...

Tottenham Hotspur were linked with Nice midfielder Jean Seri in 2017.

Nice's Ivorian midfielder Jean Michael Seri celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 Football match between OGC Nice and AS Nancy Lorraine at the Allianz Riviera Stadium, in...

According to Sky Sports, Fulham are in talks with Nice about a stunning deal for Jean Seri, but fear a Premier League will come in and hijack the move.

Fulham are seeking reinforcements having won promotion back to the Premier League following a four-year absence, and they are setting their sights high.

Slavisa Jokanovic's men are looking to bring in Ivorian international Seri, but have offered £18million for him – some way short of his £35million asking price, according to Sky Sports.

Seri hit two goals and six assists last season as he continues to impress in France, and Fulham are allegedly worried that they will be hijacked by a Premier League rival for his signature.

One club who should certainly be looking to swoop in and land Seri is Tottenham Hotspur, who may be in the market for a box-to-box midfielder this summer given questions over Mousa Dembele's future.

RMC Sport reported last summer that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was a huge fan of Seri, and was encouraging Tottenham to bid for the Ivorian, though no deal materialised.

Nice's Ivorian midfielder Jean Michael Seri celebrates after scoring a goalduring the French L1 football match Nice (OGCN) vs Toulouse (TFC) on December 4, 2016 at the 'Allianz Riviera'...

At 26, Seri is at a good age to come in and play Dembele's role, and he possesses the drive from midfield and skill on the ball to be an effective successor, without breaking the bank.

Fulham appear to be well down the line with their bid for Seri, but with Pochettino allegedly keen last summer and Spurs needing a midfielder more than they did back then, Tottenham should move to lure Seri to North London instead of allowing to move to the West of the capital.

Nice's Ivorian midfielder Jean Michael Seri arrives to attend a training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League football match between Nice and Naples on August 21, 2017 at the...

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