According to reports in France, Liverpool will move for Nicolas Pepe in the coming weeks.
Pepe will be a hot asset in the coming transfer market after 19 goals in Ligue 1 this season – only Kylian Mbappe (30) has scored more.
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Arsenal have been on the heels of Pepe since last year, while Chelsea recently identified the Lille forward as a replacement for Real Madrid-bound Eden Hazard.
According to L’Equipe, the Reds are ready to position themselves to sign Pepe after making an enquiry about the star earlier this month.
Italian side Inter have reportedly already lodged a written offer for the 23-year-old, which is believed to be between £52million and £60m.
Lille look forward to seeing improved bids in for their prized asset, with Liverpool competing with Bayern Munich and PSG for Pepe’s signature.
Lille president Gerard Lopez conceded Pepe would almost definitely leave Lille this summer.
“Four or five players will be leaving this summer,’ he told Telefoot. ‘All clubs are forced to balance their accounts except perhaps one. I would say yes, it is sure he [Pepe] will leave.
‘He enters a price range that can no longer be paid. There is a career choice to make for him, I think he will have the choice.’
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