Last Updated: 23/07/19 9:48am
Nicolas Pepe admitted earlier this year he was open to leaving Lyon
Lille president Gerard Lopez has revealed the future of in-demand winger Nicolas Pepe is close to being decided.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a host of top European clubs this summer after scoring 23 goals in 41 appearances last season.Pepe admitted earlier this year that he was open to a move away from Lille and Lopez admits the Ligue 1 club are preparing for life without the Ivory Coast international. Listen or subscribe to the Transfer Talk podcast on:”In terms of departures and arrivals, if a player leaves, we will go and get what we need,” Lopez told French newspaper La Voix du Nord.”For Nico, it is almost done and he could have left last summer. Pepe scored 23 goals for Lille last season “It is true that there are big offers and big clubs in for him, so I think [he will leave].”Aside from that, you never know in football.”Follow the Summer Transfer Window on Sky SportsSky Sports News is home to three new shows dedicated to bringing you the very latest news from this summer’s transfer market.Start your day with Good Morning Transfers at 9am as our team of reporters and pundits bring you the latest news and insight. Transfer Talk then follows at midday, delivering the biggest stories that matter to you. And join us at 7pm for the definitive round-up of the day’s news with The Transfer Show. And as well as tuning into Sky Sports News, don’t miss a thing with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog.There’s also the Transfer Talk Podcast, the daily UK, Regional and European Paper Talk, plus features across skysports.com and the Sky Sports app. Sky Sports Fantasy Football is Back FREE TO PLAY: Get your Head in the Game