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Barcelona interested in Lille winger Nicolas Pepe - report

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The youngster is a wanted man

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Barcelona have reportedly become the latest club to show an interest in Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Spanish champions consider the talented 23-year-old to be “very, very interesting.”

Pepe has certainly had a fine start to the season. He has four goals and three assists in five Ligue 1 games.

MD reckon that Real Betis and Sevilla are also interested. Meanwhile, reports in England have claimed Manchester United and Arsenal are keen on the winger.

Pepe seems to be a real talent, and Lille will struggle to keep hold of him if the big teams come calling. The Ligue 1 side have been dogged by reports of financial problems throughout 2018.

Barcelona are not exactly lacking for wide options at the moment. Ousmane Dembele is enjoying his best form since moving to the Camp Nou, and the club also brought in Malcom over the summer,