Liverpool join race to sign 23-year-old Ivory Coast international

Merseyside club join the race to sign Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe and prepare to make an offer in July when the transfer window opens again. Jurgen Klopp wants to improve the front-line, and his primary target is Ivory Coast international who has an impressive campaign and paid attention.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane linked with several clubs and they need back-up. German manager ready to spend big money on the footballer during the summer transfer window. Arsenal, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Man United, PSG and Barcelona are also keen to sign him, and there will be a contest for the player.

Nicolas joined the Les Dogues from Angers in 2017 with a €10m deal. He is one of the best wingers in Ligue 1 and a real leader of the club. In this season, Pepe already played 35 matches, scored 20 goals and made 14 assists in all tournament. It is a fantastic result, and he can improve his consequences with high-class partners.

The 23-year-old forward has contracted with the French club until 2022, and his release clause is around €40m. He regularly plays in the national team which is already a big success for the attacker. Liverpool will do everything to add him this summer, but it will be difficult as Gunners, Blues, Bavarians, Red Devils, Parisians and Blaugrana also planning to make a bid during the transfer window.

Merseyside club heavily linked with Sporting midfield Bruno Fernandes, Lyon superstar Nabil Fekir, Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, Napoli attacker Lorenzo Insigne, PSG footballer Adrien Rabiot and Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio.