Cape Town - Liverpool moved quickly for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe after reportedly
lodging a £72 million transfer bid.
Pepe is in big demand this off-season after firing home 22
goals in Ligue 1 last season and reports in France claim that the Reds are in
the box seat to do a deal.
Manchester United and Bayern Munich are also in the hunt but
French publication Le10Sport claim that Liverpool have jumped ahead of their
rivals by making a £72 million bid.
That could be enough to convince Lille to cash in on their
star forward, and now it remains to be seen if either United or Bayern will
come in and match it.
Lille have accepted that the Ivory Coast ace is set to move
on but it is no surprise that they will try and get as much as possible for
Liverpool have one of the most feared attacks in European
football but following the departure of Daniel Sturridge they have room for one
more forward, and Pepe would appear to be top of the wanted list.