Arsenal make their move for Ivory Coast winger

Date published: Thursday 13th September 2018 7:11

Arsenal have made contact with Nicolas Pepe’s representatives to inform them of their interest in the Lille attacker, according to reports.

Pepe, 23, is an Ivory Coast international winger, who joined Lille in 2017 from Angers. He has already contributed one goal and three assists in four Ligue 1 appearances this season.

According to Le10 Sport, Arsenal have contacted his agent to confirm they are monitoring his progress this season, with a view to a move either next summer or in January. However, L’Equipe believe Lyon, Real Betis and Sevilla are also interested in Pepe. Southampton were also linked in the summer.

Lille will reportedly hold out for £31m for the winger, who registered 13 league goals in 36 appearances last season.

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