It seems Tottenham Hotspur want a new midfielder this summer and they should favour the Ivorian over the Portuguese.
The Ivorian looks set to join AS Roma this summer.
The reported Tottenham Hotspur target has a clause in his contract allowing him to join Barcelona for a cut-price fee.
Everton look likely to lose midfielder Ross Barkley this summer amid interest from Premier League rivals.
Tottenham and Arsenal are both said to be keen on the midfield anchor.
The Nice midfielder has been linked with a summer switch to Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham Hotspur have recently been linked with two midfielders and one is by far the better option to immediately improve their squad.
The Ivorian has been linked with a summer switch to Tottenham Hotspur.
Wylan Cyprien's long-term absence means Newcastle United should think twice - though they should jump at the chance to sign his fellow Nice powerhouse.
Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri would cost a huge fee if Everton and Southampton want to bring him to England this summer.