Bayern Munich ready to launch serious move for Arsenal transfer target Nicolas Pepe

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Feb 2019 8:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link664Shares Comment Arsenal have been tracking Pepe (Picture: Getty)Lille will be hoping a bidding war erupts for Pepe after the club slapped a £72million asking price on the Ivory Coast international.Arsenal are said to be considering backing off Pepe after the departure of Mislintat and are tracking more affordable targets.MORE: Unai Emery blamed for Arsenal’s terrible away form by Martin Keown Lille are prepared to sell Pepe (Picture: Getty)Bayern Munich are ‘seriously’ firming up their interest in Lille forward Nicolas Pepe, reports say.The 23-year-old has hit the big time this season in Ligue 1, scoring 16 goals in 23 league appearances.Arsenal have been tracking Pepe for several months, with former transfer guru Sven Mislintat heavily involved in scouting the goalscorer. Advertisement (Picture: Getty)Bayern have begun to make their move to snap up Pepe and Lille are ready to cash in on their prized asset.AdvertisementAdvertisementOnly Kylian Mbappe (18) has scored more than Pepe in Ligue 1 this season, while Lionel Messi (21) and Cristiano Ronaldo (17) are the only other players to outscore Pepe in Europe’s top five leagues.‘In terms of Ligue 1, he’s just behind Neymar and Mbappe,’ Lille coach Christophe Galtier said about Pepe.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Bayern Munich ready to launch serious move for Arsenal transfer target Nicolas Pepe ‘We want to win’: Emery speaks before Huddersfield gameTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 11:35Fullscreen’We want to win’: Emery speaks before Huddersfield game is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Mislintat is a massive fan of Pepe and wanted to sign the Lille star either in the January or the summer window.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal’s move for Pepe in January failed to materialise as Mislintat made a shock exit from the club.Le 10 Sport claim that while Arsenal, Manchester City and Barcelona want to sign Pepe, Bayern are now leading the race.last_img

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