Bayern Munich are set to beat Manchester United and Arsenal to the services of Ligue 1 star Nicolas Pepe.
The Lille ace has attracted the attention of many big clubs after six goals in nine Ligue 1 matches this season. The forward has also bagged six assists in those games, and the Premier League duo weigh up transfer moves for the 23-year-old.
But SportBild claims Bayern Munich want to land Nicolas Pepe to Germany and are desperate to seal the deal in January rather than next summer transfer window.
Talks have been scheduled with Nicola Pepe’s side in the coming weeks, with Lille understood to value their star attacker in the region £30 million. But if English clubs react to Bayern’s interest, that could drive the asking price up.