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Premier League pair Leicester City and Southampton have both made contact with Nice over impressive midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to RMC Sport.

The 25-year-old has been an important man for the Allianz Riviera outfit this season and played a role in the south coast club putting forward an unlikely push for the Ligue 1 title.

Seri is one of a host of Nice players that are expected to be in the spotlight this summer, with a host of big European teams circling the club’s prized assets.

Leicester has struggled to cope since selling N’Golo Kante and may well see combustive central midfielder Seri as a player capable of filling the void to some degree.

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Southampton continue to impress with their European scouting network, with the south coast club picking a host of excellent players from the continent in recent years.

A major stumbling block for both sides however could well be Seri’s transfer fee, with the report suggesting that the 25-year-old has a release clause in the region of €40 million (£33.5m).

Seri has scored six goals in 29 Ligue 1 outings this season and is an Ivory Coast international.