According to The Guardian, Roma are believed to be put off by the Ivory Coast international’s £35million release clause.

The 25-year-old turned heads last season – scoring seven goals and providing nine assists in Ligue 1.

Seri was a key player for Nice last term as he helped them mount a surprise challenge for the league title.

Arsenal are set to face competition from Arsenal and Tottenham as Seri has been heavily linked with a move to London.

During last season, Seri said he would only leave Nice if he was a guaranteed starter at his next club.