Nicolas Pepe’s agent urges Lille star to make Arsenal transfer after agreeing financial package

first_img Comment Nicolas Pepe is valued at £72m (Picture: Getty)The agent of Lille star Nicolas Pepe is urging his client to reject a move to Napoli or Liverpool in favour of a transfer to Arsenal this summer.Napoli agreed a deal of around €80m (£72m) with Lille earlier this week and the agreement was confirmed by the French club.However, Lille’s president also confirmed that three other clubs had reached an agreement for Pepe and one of those is believed to be Arsenal.Pepe is expected to return to training this week, where he’ll analyse his options to make a decision on his future.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterFriday 26 Jul 2019 11:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Nicolas Pepe’s agent urges Lille star to make Arsenal transfer after agreeing financial package Lille have accepted four offers for Pepe (Picture: Getty)Napoli had been expected to win the race for his signature but Gianluca Di Marzio claims Pepe’s agent is urging him to join Arsenal because the Gunners are offering more ‘commission’.AdvertisementAdvertisementSigning Pepe would be a considerable coup for Arsenal given they’re unable to offer Champions League football this term and it would go some way to softening the blow of missing out on Wilfried Zaha.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalPepe scored 22 goals in Ligue 1 last season – a tally that only Kylian Mbappe managed to better throughout the league.Arsenal completed deals for Dani Ceballos and William Saliba on Thursday, and have quashed persistent reports throughout the summer that Unai Emery has been handed a transfer budget of just £45m.Pepe, an Ivory Coast international, is due to return to training next week after being given time off following the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.MORE: Manchester United in talks with Juventus over sensational swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku and Paulo Dybala Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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