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How Arsenal have afforded Pépé deal

Eyebrows have been raised about Arsenal’s bid for Lille winger Nicolas Pépé, given that the £72 million reported fee is way in excess of their limited transfer budget, which has been reported to be anywhere between £40 million and £45 million. Whilst the club have denied these figures, it has still raised questions in terms of how they can afford ...

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Arsenal close to deal for Lille winger

Arsenal are on the verge of reaching an agreement to sign Lille winger Nicolas Pépé for €80 million (£72 million). That is according to The BBC who report that a deal between the twoi clubs is close, although Arsenal have yet to agree personal terms with the player’s reprsentatives. The news comes as a surprise given that Arsenal have been ...

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Liverpool interested in Lille winger

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Liverpool are amongst a string of clubs interested in signing Lille winger Nicolas Pépé. The 22 year old is much in demand across Europe, after scoring 21 goals in 36 appearances for Lille last season, helping his side to a second place finish in Ligue 1. Born in France to Ivorian parents, Pépé made his debut for the Ivory Coast ...

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Aston Villa set to beat Leeds to Dutch international

Aston Villa are set to beat Championship rivals Leeds United to the signature of Lille winger Anwar El Ghazi. That is according to SkySports who report that the loan to Villa has been agreed, with the potential to convert it into a permanent move as early as next January. Born in the Netherlands to Moroccan parentage, El Ghazi joined the ...

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