Date: 6th June 2019 at 5:38pm
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Liverpool are closing in on a £70m deal to sign Arsenal target Nicolas Pepe.

Manchester United were rumoured to be in for the Lille attacker, but according to L’Equipe, Liverpool are on the verge of securing his signature.

The 24 year-old scored 22 goals and contributed 11 assists to lead Lille to second in the Ligue 1 table prompting serious interest.

The report claims his exit from Ligue 1 is now “fast approaching” with Liverpool understood to have matched Lille’s valuation. Jurgen Klopp’s Champions League winning side now have their sights on ousting Manchester City in the Premier League next season.

Liverpool have reportedly pipped Arsenal and rivals to Nicolas Pepe

Inter Milan reportedly offered £60m for Pepe, only for Liverpool to trump their offer and move into the driving seat to secure his services.

It’s uncertain who Arsenal will sign this summer. Unai Emery has reportedly been afforded just £40m to spend throughout the entire window.

Arsenal have made steps to promote the integration of its wonderkids by giving club legend Freddie Ljungberg more say in first-team setup.