Arsenal set to smash transfer record after £72m bid for Nicolas Pépé

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• Arsenal hopeful of beating Napoli to signing of Lille winger
• Fee would eclipse £56m spent on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal have made an €80m (£72m) offer to Lille for the winger Nicolas Pépé and hope to beat Napoli to the signing of the Ivory Coast international.

The Premier League club are ready to smash their transfer record to secure the 24-year-old on a five-year contract and lead Napoli in the race to buy him, although the Italian club will make a fresh bid.

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Written by Fabrizio Romano
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jul/27/arsenal-transfer-record-72m-nicolas-pepe-lille under the title “Arsenal set to smash transfer record after £72m bid for Nicolas Pépé”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.