Arsenal is in the race along with Manchester United, Liverpool and Inter Milan to sign the Lille forward Nicholas Pepe.
The Gunners are very much interested in him and have been tracking the Ivorian international from the last year.
French paper, L’Equipe claims that Liverpool is ready to position themselves to sign Pepe after making an enquiry about the star earlier this month.
Club president Gerard Lopez conceded Pepe would almost certainly leave Lille this summer.
Four or five players will be leaving this summer,’ he told Telefoot. ‘All clubs are forced to balance their accounts except perhaps one. I would say yes, it is sure he [Pepe] will leave. ‘He enters a price range that can no longer be paid. There is a career choice to make for him, and I think he will have the choice.’
The 23-year-old has scored 21 goals in all the competitions and provided 11 crucial assists in League 1.
– Gerad Lopez via Metro