Sevilla want to sign Arsenal’s Nicolas Pépé.
It is widely acknowledged the Ivory Coast winger’s move from Lille to the Emirates in a club record £72 million move has not panned out as either the player or the Gunners would have wanted, and now they are prepared to cut their losses on him.
The 26-year old had a strong African Cup of Nations, but, although Mikel Arteta claimed to have seen a different player in training since then, when he has got on the pitch he has produced very little.
The Spanish club believe that there is a deal to be done and are willing to throw in Argentine winger Ocampos as a sweetener,
Like Pépé he will have two years left on his contract this summer and he has provided 9 goals and six assists in all competitions for the Spanish side this season.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.