Manchester City show interest in Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe

The forward is attracting attention from a number of Europe's top clubs

Pépé con la camiseta del Lille
Pépé con la camiseta del Lille | AFP

Ivory Coast forward Nicolas Pepe is a wanted man, with Manchester City the latest club to be linked with a move for the Lille man. 

Albert Aubach

Pepe, who has scored eight goals and set up seven more in Ligue 1 this season, was already the subject of interest from Sevilla in the summer. 

The La Liga side even offered 25 million for the attacker, so it's unlikely the French club will be prepared to sell him on the cheap. 

There has also been reports of interest from Barcelona in the 23-year-old, with Lille president Gerard Lopez appearing to confirm the Catalan club's interest. 

However, Lopez says: "Even for 100 million euros, Pepe won't go. We could have sold him in the summer and we did not. He won't go in the winter. I want him to stay, we want him to stay, he wants to stay and he will play the whole season. 

"After that, we're not a club that can keep hold of players when they have the chance to move to big European sides. It is more than likely that he leaves in the summer, but he wants to stay for now. 


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