English Premiership

Lille set asking price for United target Nicolas Pepe

Nicolas Pepe (Getty Images)
Nicolas Pepe (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United have been informed that a fee of £70 million will be enough to secure the services of Lille forward Nicolas Pepe.

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.

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