Over the past few weeks, we have covered reports talking about Barcelona’s interest in Nicolas Pepe of Lille.
The Ligue 1 club’s president, Gerard Lopez, even confirmed the La Liga winners are after the forward, but will have to wait until the end of the season to make an approach for his services.
On October 2nd, Sport claimed the Ivory Coast international ‘arouses the interest’ of Everton and Arsenal and there are several clubs chasing the player, who had a good start to the 2018/19 season.
In eight league appearances, he’s scored on five occasions and helped his teammates score thrice so far.
Thursday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo has a story talking about clubs after him and his price tag. The Catalan newspaper once again relays information that Barcelona are still following Pepe, along with Sevilla and Arsenal.
Lille signed the 23-year-old from Angers for €10m last year and his form so far has seen his price tag increase by three times what his current employer paid for him. It’s also claimed the club will not accept any bids that are less than their valuation, which is €30m.
Mundo are suggesting that a bid of €30m should be sufficient for potential suitors to take the player away from Lille, but as and when the competition increases, his price tag could also go up.