I have not been in contact with Barcelona, say Jean Michael Seri

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The Ivorian midfielder has been in the midst of heavy speculation linking him to a move to the Camp Nou but he says no contact has been made

Jean Michael Seri has insisted he has not made any contact with Barcelona over a move from current club Nice.

The 26-year-old whose contract runs until the summer of 2019 has been identified by the Blaugrana as a key transfer target as they look to add to their squad.

Rumours from France say the Ivory Coast international has a €36 million release clause but the player has maintained that there has not been any contact between himself and the Catalonian club after the win over Guingamp.

“I’m not in contact with anyone,” Seri told ESPN.

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“If it happens, it happens. I’m still a Nice player, and we’ll see what happens later.

“I focus on what I have to do. If my agents and Barcelona see each other and talk, I don’t know anything about that.”

But reports circulating today claims a deal has been agreed and the player will sign a four-year deal with the Spanish top-flight outfit, it's left to be seen if this is true.