Arsenal set to land Nicolas Pepe as talks for €80m Lille winger enter advanced stages
Arsenal are wanting more and more doubtless to luring of talented Lille football star player Nicolas Pepe, with the Gunners currently in advanced talks over the structure of a staggered payment set up for the €80 million (£72m/$89m) Lille athlete.
Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester city and Paris Saint-Germain had all been attributable with an interest within to lure the talented Cote d'Ivoire international,the skilful winger bagged a formidable twenty three goals and twelve assists across all competitions within the 2018-19 ligue1 season.
Indeed, Napoli head coach Carlo Ancelotti recently admitted to being in talks with the winger's representatives , stating: "Obviously, we have a tendency to have an interest in Pepe, his agents are here [in Italy] and there’s no purpose activity that Negotiations are ongoing and we’ll see what happens."
Lille president Gerard Lopez admitted on Friday that four "big clubs" had met their €80m valuation of the 24-year-old, effort the previous Angers player with a giant call to create as he plans succeeding step in his career.
Lopez said: "Last year we have a tendency to asked Pepe to remain with the promise that we might sell during this transfer window.
"We received offers that satisfy the club economically from four massive clubs. currently it's up to the player to make his mind up wherever he desires to travel.
"He should build that call supported the offers that his agents have received from the four clubs.
"On Mon, Pepe would come back from vacation and that i believe that by the midweek he will have created a choice."
Should Arsenal complete the sign Ivorian star Pepe, it'd mean the club would got to pull out of talks for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, for whom the Gunners had a bid of £40m ($50m) rejected by crystal palace