The 26-year-old has been a revelation at the Allianz Riviera since his arrival from Pacos de Ferreira in June 2015.
Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly in the hunt to sign the Ivorian from the French top-flight this summer.
And with Napoli joining the transfer race, Mala has disclosed what could determine the midfielder's future.
"But [new Napoli manager] Carlo Ancelotti has a strong image and is very respected by the players he’s managed, which can be a decisive factor for Seri.
"Basically, he works via his emotions. He’ll go where he’s most desired, so if you really want him and you’re welcoming…
"Because Napoli play nice football, and over the years they’ve become a bigger club, so he’s going to listen very carefully."