Update: Nicolas Pepe representative has indicated that a switch to Paris Saint-Germain could happen
Italian Serie A club Inter Milan have drawn the first blood in the race to sign highly rated Lille winger Nicolas Pepe according to the latest reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.
Ivorian international Pepe is one of the most exciting prospects on the European football scene.
According to the Daily Express, Inter Milan have made a big bid for him as they try to see off other interested sides like newly crowned European champions Liverpool.
It was revealed that Inter Milan have made a bid of around £80m for the 24-year-old forward.
Nicolas Pepe was in superb form for Lille during the just concluded season in the top flight of French football.
The Ivorian attacker scored 23 goals in all competitions for Lille with 22 of those goals coming in the league alone.
He also provided 11 assists in the league in addition to his goals.
Nicolas Pepe was the standout player for Lille and it’s not surprising that a lot of major European sides are on his trail.
The player is presently on international duty with the Ivorian national team at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt and he would be hoping to build on a very good season at the said tournament.