Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri's agent has made the sensational claim that Paris Saint-Germain have told his player to 'f*** Barcelona', and opt for a move to the Parc des Princes.
Jean Michael Seri's agent has made the sensational claim that Paris Saint-Germain have told his player to 'f*** Barcelona', and opt for a move to the Parc des Princes.
According to Franklin Mala, the Ligue 1 club are trying to make an 11th hour bid to prise the Nice star from under the nose of the Catalans.
Barca looked set to pay the midfielder's £36million release clause as they aim to add to their squad before the transfer window closes.
PSG have entered the race to sign Barcelona target Jean Michael Seri from Nice this summer
The Ivory Coast international has been told to 'f*** Barcelona' according to agent Franklin Mala
The 26-year-old played in his side's Champions League play-off exit at the hands of Napoli this week, and claimed it would not be his last appearance in a Nice shirt, but his departure remains likely.
Seri remains interested in a move to the Nou Camp, but the player's agent claims that Paris Saint-Germain are doing their utmost to scupper a deal between the two clubs.
'It was possible to reach an agreement as Barcelona and Nice were negotiating,' Mala told RAC1.
'On Tuesday, they were in France, talking about technical aspects but they already knew Seri's capabilities.
Seri doesn't believe he has played his final Nice game despite continued Barcelona interest
PSG manager Unai Emery has already lured Neymar away from Barcelona this summer
'PSG came three days ago. Now PSG is putting pressure on the club to take the player, it's crazy. They just want to do it to f*** Barca.'
Having lured Neymar away from the Nou Camp for a world record £198million, Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde will be understandably frustrated with PSG if they were to succeed in their pursuit of Seri.
Barca were also keen to sign their sign midfielder Marco Verratti but the French club refused to do business.
Speaking earlier this week, Seri said: 'We'll see about my future, but I don't believe this was my last game for Nice. If it happens with Barcelona, that's good, otherwise I am happy in Nice.'Read more at dailymail.co.uk