Manchester United open talks with Lille to sign Nicolas Pepe - football

Manchester United open talks with Lille to sign Nicolas Pepe



Manchester United are in talks to sign Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe (Picture: Getty)
Manchester United have reportedly made contact with Lille to discuss a deal for Nicolas Pepe.
Pepe has been one of the standout attacking players in Ligue 1 this season, notching up 20 goals and 11 assists for second-placed Lille, and Europe’s elite clubs are queueing up for the 23-year-old forward ahead of the summer transfer window.
Bayern Munich are among the favourites to land Pepe but have cooled their interest to focus their attentions on Manchester City’s Leroy Sane after being given the green light to talk to the German’s representatives.
According to The Daily Record, this has prompted United to make a move for Pepe. The report suggests a senior United official approached Lille last week to talk over his potential availability. More: ShowbizYouTuber James Charles' online shop 'pulled' as subscribers drop amid Tati Westbrook rowVirgin Mobile will compensate customers for service outageJose Mourinho takes pop at Man Utd and says Paul Pogba isn't Solskjaer's biggest problem
Lille are aware that United are on the hunt for a right winger this summer and have slapped a £70 million price tag on the sought-after Ivory Coast international.
It’s claimed Jose Mourinho told United’s board about Pepe before last summer’s transfer window but a move for the attacker never materialised.
Bayern have already failed with a £52m bid to sign P...
source: metro-arsenal
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