Agent of Ligue 1 ace responds to rumours of €80m Man Utd move

Date published: Thursday 25th July 2019 4:01

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The agent of Lille star Nicolas Pepe has branded speculation linked his client with a move to Manchester United as ‘fake news’.

The 24-year-old attacker has been linked with a host of top European sides all summer, including United, Man City Liverpool and most recently Serie A side Napoli.

The Ivorian netted 23 goals in 41 appearances last season and admitted earlier this year that he was open to a move away from the Ligue 1 club.

A report from Yahoo Sport France earlier in the week claimed that the Red Devils have made a firm £71m (€80m) offer for Pepe, however it was refused.

However, speculation continued to grow as Football Insider report that they have agreed personal terms with the player, but now one of Pepe’s representatives – Samir Khiat – has firmly denied that.

Instead, they have landed in Naples to discuss personal terms with Napoli, the club who looked favourites to sign him up until recently.

The Serie A giants are said to be ready to offer a player-plus-cash deal to sign him, which could see Adam Ounas go the other way, though the cash sum is not disclosed.



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