Liverpool have been continuously linked with a move for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, but fresh reports suggest the club are not interested in him.
The Evening Standard report that Jurgen Klopp is seeking only to make a few minor changes to his squad, and won’t be splurging the money as his did last summer.
Pepe would set back any potential suitors around £60-70million – with Lille putting a handsome price tag on their star player.
According to the same report, Liverpool chiefs suspect that the club is being used to promote interest in a player who is likely to be involved in one of the biggest moves of the transfer window.
The Ivory Coast international is an accomplished left-footed right-winger, like Mo Salah, so it’s intriguing why we’re even supposedly in the conversation for him.
If the rumours are to be believed, and this new report is just the club putting out a smokescreen, is Pepe the long-term successor to Salah’s throne at Anfield?
This news comes as the Reds are reportedly set to offer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a 12-month contract extension – as per the Mirror.
This is great news, and shows the class of our club, as the Ox missed a year because of the injury he sustain late on in the 2017/19 Champions League campaign.