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Milan considering Pepe loan move

AC Milan are considering approaching Arsenal with a view to a loan move for Nicolas Pépé.

The Ivorian international form for Lille in 2019 persuaded the Gunners to pay a club record fee of £72 million for him in 2019 (although the propriety of that deal has since been questioned in the light of the subsequent departure of the club’s head of football at the time, Raul Sanhelli).

He has been unable to replicate his French form in England, and has been in and out of the team this season, not starting in the league since the home draw with Crystal Palace.

Milan want to follow the blueprint they adopted with Fikayo Tomori who they signed from Chelsea, taking him first on loan, and then, if he impresses, looking to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.

With two years left on hs deal next summer, Arsenal have a decision to make about his future anyway, but the Serie A side are prepared to offer a short-term solution.

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