Cape Town - Manchester United have been informed that a fee
of £70 million will be enough to secure the services of Lille forward Nicolas
The 24-year-old is on the radar of a number of top clubs
following a dazzling season in Ligue 1 in the last campaign and it would appear
that United are in the box seat.
Reports have gone as far as suggesting the Red Devils have
hammered out a five-year deal with the player and the move will go through once
a fee has been agreed between the two clubs.
That is proving to be easier said than done, with United
reluctant to meet Lille's £70 million asking price for the player.
With so much interest and with the transfer window still
some weeks away from closing, Lille believe they can get their valuation and
are not willing to drop it.
Pepe bagged 24 goals and provided 12 assists last season -
and that kind of return does not come cheap in today's market.