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Seri responds to Barcelona rumors - I will not leave Nice in January

The midfielder has ruled out a winter departure

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Jean Michael Seri has responded to fresh speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona by insisting he will not leave Nice in the January transfer window.

The midfielder was a target for Barca in the summer, but saw a move collapse after the club reportedly pulled out at the last minute.

Recent speculation has claimed the Catalan giants could return for Seri when the window reopens in January but if they do, it seems like they might be disappointed.

"I'll tell you today, there's no question of me leaving in the winter,” he said.

“I will not move, no matter whatever club comes. I am at Nice until next June and there is no debate.”

Source | L’Equipe

Seri also spoke about why the transfer broke down, suggesting it was because he was not a “priority” for the club.

“Today, my conclusion is this: it did not happen because I was not the priority of Barça,” he added.

“Now I want to do things well, to have a better season than the previous one. Not because I want to go to a big club like Barcelona, ​​but because I want to have a very good season.”

The midfielder also said that he has “no problem” with Barcelona but urged that if they were to try and sign him again, they show respect.

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