Premier League newcomers Fulham have won the signature for Nice’s Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri on a four-year deal.
Seri was strongly linked with a move to Chelsea, but it seems the Blues pulled out of the deal after winning the race to sign Jorginho from Napoli.
The 26-year-old, who has 18 international caps scored 12 goals in 103 appearances for the Ligue 1 side.
Speaking about his move to Chelsea neighbours Fulham, Seri said: “I’m delighted to be here, it’s a new adventure that starts for me and I’m hoping it will all go well.
“It was great to get the move finalised.”
Seri and Jorginho play in same position, and so it was either Seri or Jorginho.
Jorginho is believed to have completed his Chelsea medical, and the club will soon confirm his signing and that of Maurizio Sarri.