MANCHESTER CITY have joined Arsenal in pursuit of Lille star Nicolas Pepe, based on stories.
The Premier League champions despatched scouts to look at the winger in motion in opposition to Reims on Sunday.
The Ivorian striker has been in astonishing type for Lille this season scoring 11 targets in Ligue 1 and including 7 assists.
Arsenal have been holding tabs on the broad ahead as Danny Welbeck’s profession on the Emirates appears to be coming to an finish leaving the Londoners wanting choices within the offensive line.
However their pursuit has been hit by Pep Guardiola becoming a member of the race for the ahead’s signature.
In accordance with Infofoot, the Residents are already in seek for summer season additions and will make a transfer for Pepe within the winter after which mortgage him again to Lille until the top of the season.
The Premier League champions despatched scouts to look at Pepe play in Lille’s 1-1 draw with Reims on Sunday.
And the ahead salvaged a degree for Christope Galtier’s males scoring a penalty within the final minute of the match.
Europe’s greatest golf equipment appear to queue up for the providers of Pepe as Barcelona are additionally thought to observe his scenario.
The Catalans have reportedly included the £27million-rated ahead on their three-man shortlist to exchange Luis Suarez.
Lille, presently sitting second in Ligue 1, usually are not keen to surrender any key property in January in an effort to stop initiating a large exodus from their squad.
However their monetary scenario will reportedly make a major provide arduous to withstand.