Liverpool have reportedly submitted a huge €80 million offer for Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe, who has been connected with a host of European clubs this summer.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport’s journalist Nicolo Schira, reigning Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are intent on landing Lille winger Nicolas Pepe in the summer transfer market.
To that end, the Merseyside heavyweights have submitted a bid worth €80 million to the Ligue 1 side, while also making a contract proposal to the Ivorian forward.
The 2018-19 season was quite the memorable one for Reds, as they lifted their sixth UCL while just missing out on the EPL title, with Manchester City beating the club by just a solitary point.
After an excellent campaign, German coach wants to build upon it and push for more honours next campaign.
Liverpool are improbable to make a host of signings this summer, but Klopp will be planning to strengthen a couple of zones in the squad.
The lack of high-quality backup to the first-choice attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino is something that the club are potentially to address in the ongoing transfer market.
Swiss star Xherdan Shaqiri had a decent enough debut season with Liverpool, while Belgian star Divock Origi proved his worth in the second half of the campaign, for which he’s set to be rewarded with a fresh long-term contract.
Yet, more quality depth would be welcome at Liverpool, as they aim to topple Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Premier League next time out.