Man United look to beat Liverpool with ‘ambitious’ approach

Matt Stead

Liverpool and Manchester United ‘have not said their last word’ on Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.

Although we have never seen him play, Ivory Coast international Pepe has emerged as one of the most sought-after players across Europe this summer.

Liverpool have been heavily linked with a player Jurgen Klopp is apparently ready to risk losing Mohamed Salah to sign.

But United are also interested in the 24-year-old, who remains a target for Champions League clubs.

Local French newspaper La Voix Du Nord, described as ‘hyper-reliable’ by Get French Football News, offer an update on the forward’s future.

They say Liverpool and United ‘have not said their last word’ on the player, with the latter ‘especially’ eager ‘to build an ambitious group for next season’.

Pepe is said to welcome the idea of playing in the Premier League, but ‘the shortlist’ of potential suitors ‘seems to be reduced to four or five contenders’.

Along with the two English clubs, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid are monitoring developments. PSG could also be weighing up a ‘surprise’ offer if Neymar leaves for Barcelona.