REAL MADRID will struggle it out with Manchester United for Lille star Nicolas Pepe.
United have turned their consideration to the Ivory Coast worldwide after Borussia Dortmund refused to promote Jadon Sancho.
And whereas United have made contact with Lille for the 23-year-old, the Spanish giants have additionally registered their curiosity.
Actual Madrid’s pursuit of Pepe is certain to throw a spanner within the works for United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desires to reshape his attacking choices forward of a vital season as they appear to bridge the large hole between themselves, Liverpool and champions Manchester Metropolis.
Pepe is thought to be one of many hottest properties in Europe.
The attacker hit 20 targets and picked up 11 assists as Lille completed second in Ligue 1 and can participate in subsequent season’s Champions League.
SUMMER BIDDING WAR
Lille are resigned to dropping Pepe however will demand not less than £45million.
However they may hope Actual’s curiosity will spark a summer season bidding warfare with the Premier League aspect.
Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane has made it clear to membership president Florentino Perez he desires a deal for Pepe wrapped up as quickly as attainable.
Zidane desires Pepe to hitch Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba as a part of his new-look group on the Bernabeu subsequent time period as they try and problem Barcelona’s home dominance.
Final month his agent admitted that talks with different golf equipment are being held however hinted that Bayern Munich are additionally monitoring his state of affairs.
Samit Khiat informed RTL: “We’re in discussions with golf equipment. No resolution has been taken.
“Right now, there are not any favourites, be it Bayern Munich or one other membership.
“Nicolas is not going to go simply anyplace. We’ve got not selected which league.”