Chelsea are yet to make any signing this summer transfer window with the managerial issue at the club yet to be resolved.
However, Chelsea are close to signing first player of the window, with reports claiming the Blues are in advanced stages of negotiations for Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Sean.
Seri has developed into a key player for Nice since signing from Portuguese outfit Pacos de Ferreira, playing 121 games for the club in all competitions.
According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal have also cooled their interest in Seri, putting Chelsea at the front of the queue to secure a deal for the 26-year-old.
Reports from France claim Chelsea are in advanced talks with the Ivorian.