The Ivorian looks set to join AS Roma this summer.
Nice midfielder Jean Seri in action
The Guardian reported that Spurs, and North London rivals Arsenal, had both held talks over the potential £20 million acquisition of the Nice midfielder - who has been compared to double Premier League winning N’Golo Kante.
Other teams keen on the player are Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona. However, according to a report from Sport.es it is Roma that have managed to tie a deal together for the player with director of football Monchi playing a key role.
Roma have reportedly offered him the package he is most happy with, which will also see him play the most first-team football.
A deal worth around 20 million euros (£17.5 million) looks set to be enough to bring Seri to the Italian capital this summer - with Spurs one of the many teams set to miss out on the player.
The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international has been one of the star performers for Nice in Ligue 1 this season and the former Porto player is now set to make the French side a lot of money this summer.
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