Premier League leaders Liverpool are the latest team to be linked with a move for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe who has been in devastating form for his team this season.
Pepe has been a key performer for Champions League chasers Lille dating back to last season when his goal contributions led to the Reds’ survival.
The Reds could hijack a move for Nicolas Pepe from the Gunners who are the overwhelming favorites to sign him in the summer.
Arsenal were unable to firm up their string interest with a bid after it was revealed that they can only sign loan players.
Lille had earlier slapped an €80m transfer fee on the Ivorian international player in a bid to ward off major European sides like Arsenal.
German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have also been touted as a potential transfer destination for the in-form Pepe.
The Ivorian international hugged the headlines for the right reasons for the umpteenth time when he played a big role in the 4-0 thrashing of Nice.
Nicolas Pepe scored one and provided another for Lille who took a step closer to Champions League qualification next season.
He has now scored 16 goals and also provided seven assists for Lille in this campaign.