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Liverpool prepare bumper offer for Ligue 1 attacker?

Liverpool prepare bumper offer for Ligue 1 attacker?

Nicolas Pepe news

Pepe wanted at Liverpool

Liverpool are understood to have made contact regarding a big-money move for Lille's Nicolas Pepe during the summer transfer window.

The Ivorian contributed an impressive tally of 22 goals and 11 assists during the recent league campaign and that has helped Lille secure a Champions League berth with a runner-up finish.

Owing to this, he has caught the radar of elite European claims and football expert Duncan Castles has revealed that the Reds have made contact with the player's representative over a potential summer move.

"Liverpool have been, I'm told, in contact with Pepe's agent to discuss a deal, discuss his interest in coming there, what it would cost to bring him there. Lille are aware of this and are waiting for a bid." he told The Transfer Window Podcast.

Lille president Gerard Lopez has previously confirmed that the club have snubbed offers of around £50m from Premier League sides and it would take at least £69m for any club to prise the attacker away from Stade Pierre Mauroy.