Arsenal lead race for Nicolas Pepe after submitting new bid

Arsenal lead race for Nicolas Pepe after submitting new bid

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal lead race for Nicolas Pepe after submitting new bid Emery is set to land the attacker (Picture: Getty Images)Napoli remain determined to sign him, with talks ongoing, but Arsenal have shot to the head of the queue and are hoping to strike an agreement with Pepe in time for the start of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe would be their fourth signing of the summer after Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos, Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli and centre-back William Saliba – who is being loaned back to Saint-Etienne for the 2019/20 season.It was reported that Unai Emery would only have a budget of £40m this summer after failing to guide the Gunners back to the promised land of the Champions League but Arsenal bosses look set to heavily back him and bring Pepe to the club.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 27 Jul 2019 10:14 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Nicolas Pepe is wanted by Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are leading the race to sign Lille winger Nicolas Pepe after submitting a new, reports claim.The 24-year-old, who scored 22 goals in 38 appearances in Ligue 1 last season, is coveted by several top clubs around Europe, with Liverpool and Manchester United both monitoring his situation.Napoli are also in the hunt for his signature but have fallen behind the Gunners, who are ready to match Lille’s £72million valuation in order to bring the Ivory Coast international to the Premier League, according to Sky Italia.A new offer has been tabled by Gunners transfer chiefs, while they want to tie him down to a five-year deal at the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Commentlast_img

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