Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri has been warned about a potential summer switch to Manchester United unless he is given guarantees over featuring regularly, according to the Mirror.

The 26-year old Ivorian has risen to prominence over the last 18 months, starring for a Nice side who have excelled under Lucien Favre in recent seasons.

Linked with both United and Manchester City in the January window, Seri ultimately remained at the Allianz Riviera, but could still potentially move on once the window reopens.

Jose Mourinho is looking to strengthen his midfield in the summer, with Michael Carrick set to retire and with the future of Marouane Fellaini uncertain.

However, while Seri is high on the Portuguese boss’s list, so is Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred, and preferred option Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich.

Former Everton and Leeds midfielder Olivier Dacourt has now warned Seri of the dangers of joining a big club, and has suggested he consider his game time before moving. Speaking to Bwin, he said;

He almost went to Barcelona, but he did not leave. The problem with those quality players is that they are very good in major French clubs but now we are talking about big foreign clubs.

Because of the competition in the big foreign clubs, it is necessary to see how they behave – personality is not enough.

The point is not to go to the big club, it’s to play there. A good example is Bernardo Silva. Last year he had an extraordinary season with Monaco – at Manchester City he has more trouble.

Seri almost joined Barcelona before they pulled the plug late on in the summer, and it seems destined that the Ivory Coast international heads for pastures new in the next window.