Arsenal set to miss out on signing Nicolas Pepe as Bayern Munich submit £68.5m bid

first_img Comment Arsenal set to miss out on signing Nicolas Pepe as Bayern Munich submit £68.5m bid Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 20 Mar 2019 8:29 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Bayern Munich are leading the race to sign Nicolas Pepe (AFP/Getty Images)Arsenal are set to lose out in the race to sign Nicolas Pepe after Bayern Munich submitted an €80 million (£68.5m) offer for the Lille attacker, according to reports.The 23-year-old has been one of the standout performers in Ligue 1 this season with 17 goals and eight assists so far.The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for Pepe, while their former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat recommended that the club make a move to sign the Ivory Coast international before he left his role last month.But according to beIN Sports, Bayern Munich are leading the race to sign Pepe after launching a €80m bid.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe report also claims that Bayern’s kit sponsor Adidas is also working with the club to finalise the deal as Pepe will be their marquee signing this summer. Advertisement Pepe has scored 17 goals in Ligue 1 this season (Getty Images)Earlier this month, Lille president Gerard Lopez suggested that a bid of €80m would be needed for Pepe to leave at the end of the season.‘He deserves to play at the highest level. We have offers yes,’ said Lopez.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘In England, there are clubs. We have had offers worth €50m.‘We will not sell for less, we have even refused a €50m bid.‘We had an offer from China worth €80m with an astronomical salary, but he didn’t want to go.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img

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