Liverpool could pour cold water on Chelsea’s plans of acquiring Lille sensation Nicolas Pepe according to multiple reports in France.
French Newspaper L’Equipe claim that the Reds are considering lodging an official bid in the figures of £60m after enquiring about the availability of the forward earlier this month.
The Ivorian will be a subject of interest for most of Europe’s elite clubs having scored 19 goals in the French league this season bettered only by Kylian Mbaappe.
Arsenal have been scouting Pepe for over a year now and Chelsea recently touted him as a possible replacement for Madrid bound Eden Hazard.
Lille have already given up hopes of keeping hold of their star man and are looking to profit heavily from the bidding war that determines the future of the 23-year-old.