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United after £45m Pepe swoop

Manchester United are weighing up a £45million move for Lille striker Nicolas Pepe this summer.

Pepe has been in superb form for Lille this season, scoring 21 goals and providing 12 assists, his exploits making him a target for United, as well as PSG and Arsenal .

With doubts over Romelu Lukaku’s United future, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in the market for a new striker and 23-year-old Pepe ticks every box, his versatility at being able to play through the middle or on the right a major advantage.

The Ivory Coast international has been a revelation this season, his pace, power and clinical finishing marking him out as one of Europe’s most exciting young forwards.

Lille owner Gerard Lopez has already confirmed interest in Pepe from a host of English clubs, with United having had the player scouted extensively this season.

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