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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedy interested in bringing Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe to Old Trafford.

Manchester United are one of the clubs which are interested in signing Pepe, the others being Liverpool and Arsenal.

Pepe had a terrific 18/19 season with Lille, scoring 23 goals and providing 12 assists in 41 appearances across all competitions. His performances helped Lille finish as runners-up in the league and clinch a Champions League berth.

Pepe was second in the number of goals scored and number of assists provided in the Ligue a, losing to Kylian Mbappe and Teji Savanier respectively.

His performances not only earned him a place in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season but also made him subject to interest from several top clubs.

According to the Times, Manchester United are in discussions with Lille over a possible transfer for Pepe with the club valuing the Ivorian at £70 million.

Manchester United have already made two signings this summer in Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, the latter costing the Red Devils £50 million according to BBC.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants more signings this summer with Pepe being one of the players Manchester United are targeting.

Pepe did not have the best of AFCON campaigns with Ivory Coast as he played three of his country’s 5 matches but ended without a goal or an assist.

Despite this, there is no doubt that Nicolas Pepe is one of the finest African players out there and if Manchester United manage to sign him, there’s no doubt he will be a massive addition to the squad.



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