Nicolas Pepe’s agent casts doubt over transfer reports Arsenal have submitted bid

first_imgAdvertisement French reports say Arsenal have made a £70m offer (Picture: Getty)However, Pepe’s agent, Samir Khiat, appeared to troll the reports by saying: ‘Oh, really?’ when reacting to L’Equipe’s claim they had verified the transfer story with the player’s team.AdvertisementAdvertisementBBC Sport also claim there is no truth to the rumour, insisting Arsenal do not have the budget to complete such a big deal this summer.Pepe is due to make a decision on his future in the coming weeks after the Ivory Coast were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations. Lille are prepared to sell Pepe this summer (Picture: Getty)Only Kylian Mbapppe (33) scored more Ligue 1 goals than Pepe’s 22 strikes last season and his agent confirmed the forward had a number of suitors.‘The aim is for him to sign in the right place. PSG is a possibility,’ Khiat told French TV.‘Today, all parties need to reach an agreement. There are exchanges and discussions. He is wanted by a considerable number of clubs.‘For him the most important thing is to be wanted and to go to a good club in which he will play and continue to progress.’MORE: Arsenal submit £70m bid to sign Nicolas Pepe from LilleMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Comment Nicolas Pepe is wanted by Arsenal and Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Nicolas Pepe’s agent appears to have shot down reports Arsenal have made a £70million bid for the forward.French media claimed on Saturday that Lille had received a shock offer from the Gunners, with Unai Emery desperate to sign a new forward this summer.A bid to sign Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has already failed and Arsenal fans were sent into a frenzy at the news of a huge offer for Pepe – who has also been linked with Liverpool.L’Equipe claim they had confirmed the original report from TF1 with the player’s entourage.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Advertisement Nicolas Pepe’s agent casts doubt over transfer reports Arsenal have submitted bid Metro Sport ReporterSunday 14 Jul 2019 8:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShareslast_img

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