Premier League clubs battle for Pépé

Premier League clubs battle for Pépé
Paris Saint Germain's Neymar Jr (R) in action against Lille's Nicolas Pepe (L) during the French Ligue 1 soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Lille (LOSC) in Paris

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Nov 07, 2018. 17:03

English Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester City are said to be keeping tabs on LOSC Lille's Nicolas Pépé.

The Ivorian attacker has been in superb form for his club in the French Ligue 1 this season. He has scored eight goals, assisting a further seven in 12 matches to help Lille up to third place on the log standings.

The 23-year-old notable scored a hat-trick in victory over Amiens on matchday 5 and also found the back of the net against Paris Saint-Germain last time out, but he couldn't prevent the French champions from registering a 12 successive wins in the league.

Born in France, Pépé made his debut for the Ivory Coast two years ago and has gone on to make nine appearance for the Elephants, finding the back of the net on three occasions.

In total, he has scored 22 goals in 51 games for LOSC having previously played for SCO Angers and US Orleans.

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