Two days ago, we carried a report from Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo, who claimed that Barcelona technical secretary considers Lille’s Nicolas Pepe ‘very, very interesting’ in bringing him to Camp Nou.

The Ivory Coast international impressed for the Ligue 1 club last season as he managed to score 13 goals and registered four assists in the league. This campaign, he has been in fine form, scoring four goals and has three assists to his name in five appearances.

It is no surprise that his form for over a year has seen him draw attention from clubs across Europe and the French outfit’s president, Gérard Lopez confirmed that the La Liga winners’ interest in the 23-year-old.

He also went on to further stress that other top clubs across the continent have asked about Pepe and Lille chief has revealed as to when his side will consider to sell forward.

“It’s true. There are a few big clubs that are interested. Clubs have contacted us directly after the transfer window to find out how to proceed. [Pepe will he here] minimum one season,” Lopez told RMC Sport.