Nicolas Pepe is everywhere.
That’s not a comment on his on-pitch performances, but rather relating to the transfer rumours building quickly around the player.
For a while it was Bayern Munich who were the most linked, with other clubs popping in and out of the story, and now every conceivable club is being linked.
That includes Chelsea.
The Blues have been popping in various reports, with Le10 Sport now pushing Chelsea further forward.
A report claims the Lille player is ‘not so hot’ on Inter Milan and his ‘priority tracks’ are Chelsea, Bayern and PSG. That’ll be partly down to wages.
It’s a stretch to believe that Inter have made the €60m offer which was claimed on Monday in France, and they’d also be struggling to match the wages available at some other clubs.
However, Le10 say Pepe isn’t Chelsea’s first target, with the Premier League club said to also be keen on Philippe Coutinho, and preferring the Barcelona player to the Lille one.
If Chelsea can’t delay or cancel their registration ban, then all this is irrelevant.