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Fulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri has been named in the Ivory Coast squad for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.

Seri, who has been a revelation since being reintroduced to the Fulham squad by new coach Marco Silva this summer, has won 34 caps for his country and has become a regular under national coach Patrice Beaumelle of late. The former Nice midfielder has made 22 appearances for the Whites in the Championship this season – providing six assists.

The Elephants, who won the tournament in 2015, have been drawn in Group E alongside Algeria, Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea. The Ivory Coast’s campaign gets underway on January 12. If they go all the way to the final on February 6, Seri could miss as many as four of Fulham’s Championship fixtures.

Ivory Coast squad – Goalkeepers: Sylvain Gbohouo (Wolkite Ketema), Badra Ali Sangare (JDR Stars), Abdoul Karim Cisse (Asec Mimosas), Ira Eliezer Tape (San Pedro).

Defenders: Serge Aurier (Villarreal), Eric Bailly (Manchester United), Willy Boly (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Wilfried Kanon (Pyramids), Odilon Kossounou (Bayer Leverkusen), Simon Deli (Adana Demirspor), Ghislain Konan (Reims).

Midfielders: Habib Maiga (Metz), Maxwel Cornet (Burnley), Serey Die (Sion), Ibrahim Sangare (PSV Eindhoven), Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Lazio), Franck Kessie (AC Milan), Hamed Traore (Sassuolo), Jeremie Boga (Sassuolo), Max Gradel (Sivasspor), Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).

Forwards: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace), Jean Evrard Kouassi (Trabzonspor), Nicolas Pepe (Arsenal), Sebastien Haller (Ajax), Christian Kouame (Anderlecht), Yohan Boli (Al-Rayyan), Karim Konate (Asec Mimosas).