LFC News Now: Jurgen Klopp is looking to strength his forward line after Sturridge exit.
The German coach clearly said that Liverpool will have to ‘splash the cash’ if they were to compete for top places and trophies next season.
For that, Nicolas Pepe is being monitored by Liverpool to add some firepower in their attacking positions. However, it will not be that easy as Lille is looking for at least £75m to complete the deal.
The Mirror reports that Inter Milan have increased their bid to 60million euros (£54million) in order to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille. Atletico Madrid is also interested in the Ivory Coast winger.
Further more, Inside Futebol reports that Atletico Madrid have made Nicolas Pepe their priority transfer target as Griezmann exit looms.
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Now Liverpool will compete with at least two other clubs for Nicolas Pepe. He has been linked with a move to Man United and Arsenal this summer.
Former Reds player Steve Nicol is not convinced about signing Pepe, saying he “doesn’t look like a Liverpool player”.
“I really don’t get this one. Yes he’s had a good season but he just doesn’t look like a Liverpool player to me.
“He’s a little unorthodox, he looks gangly. He has got it done, the stats bear that out.
“Unfortunately it is Ligue 1 and I’m not a huge fan of Ligue 1, I don’t think the standard is particularly great.
“Before the season kicks off we know PSG have won the league. I’m not sure of this.
“I’m not sure where it’s coming from to be honest but I don’t think this guy fits in with Liverpool.” he told ESPN.