AC Milan have joined the race to lure Fulham flop Jean Michael Seri to Italy next season.

Seri, who two years ago was close to joining Barcelona, cost the West London side a club record £25million from Nice last summer.

And the midfielder is keen to leave Craven Cottage following Fulham’s relegation to the Championship and has made it clear that he would like a move to Italy.

Crystal Palace were keen to keep him in London but haven’t followed up their initial enquiry with a formal offer.

Milan are in the market for another central midfielder this summer and have made it clear that they are interested.

But a potential sticking point could be Fulham wanting their investment back which could open the door for Roma to make a move.

Napoli and Inter Milan have also been looking at Seri who struggled to make any kind of an impact last season.

It comes after Seri’s agent Franklin Mala confirmed talks had begun with Roma.

He said: “My Italian partner and I spoke to Roma a couple of weeks ago. We’ll see how the situation evolves.

“He’d be happy to play in Serie A and Roma are a very good club.”

Seri was with Ivory Coast for the African Cup of Nations however they were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Algeria.

It means the midfielder would not be returning to Fulham for pre-season training for a couple of weeks yet.

Seri made 32 league appearances for Fulham last season as the club were relegated from the Premier League.