French report claims Liverpool close to deal for Nicolas Pepe, Reds reportedly respond with two words

Nicolas Pepe of Lille during the Ligue 1 match between Stade Rennais football club and LOSC Lille Association on May 24, 2019 in Rennes, France.

Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing the Lille ace.

Nicolas Pepe of Lille with the trophy best player of the season during the Ligue 1 match between Lille and Angers on May 18, 2019 in Lille, France.

Get French Football News reported yesterday that Liverpool are in concrete discussions with Lille regarding an €80 million (£72 million) move for Nicolas Pepe, but the Merseyside outfit have responded, suggesting that the report is pure lies, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Reds are an incredibly strong group of players, and it is hard to suggest an area where Jurgen Klopp actually needs to improve this summer.

 

Liverpool have one of the best attacking line-ups in world football, but if one of their front three suffers a serious injury, they will be in trouble.

So the addition of a top class forward or a winger might just be needed, if they are to win the Premier League title next season.

Nicolas Pepe of Lille during the Ligue 1 match between Lille and Toulouse at Stade Pierre Mauroy on December 22, 2018 in Lille, France.

And Get French Football News claimed yesterday that Pepe is closing in on a switch to Anfield - a suggestion that was quickly denied by the Merseyside outfit, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The locals newspaper claims that Liverpool have responded to the report from France, labelling it as 'pure lies'.

There is still roughly six weeks remaining until the transfer window slams shut, however, so a lot can still happen, and it would be no surprise to see Pepe end up at Liverpool, in spite of the fact that they seem to have rubbished the recent reports.

The Reds will face competition from the likes of Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid for Pepe's signature, however, according to L'Equipe.

Nicolas Pepe of Lille during the Ligue 1 match between Lille and Angers on May 18, 2019 in Lille, France.

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