Friday July 26 2019
Reports: Napoli or Arsenal for Pepe

Sportitalia claims Nicolas Pepe has chosen to join Napoli, yet Sky Sport Italia suggests the Lille winger is closer to Arsenal.

Napoli and Arsenal are among the four clubs who have agreed to meet Lille’s €80m asking price for Pepe.

According to Sportitalia’s Alfredo Pedulla, the Ivorian is headed for the Partenopei as they will resolve differences in commission to his representatives quickly.

That would see them make ‘the almost-seamless transition’ of offering the €4.5-5m a season the player wants.

However, Sky Sport Italia warns the 24-year-old is ‘likelier to give Arsenal ‘priority’ as they have already met his contract demands and those relating to commission.

Despite the Gunners being able to offer Premier League football, it has been widely reported that their summer transfer budget is limited to just €50m.