Liverpool ready massive bid for 22-goal in-demand forward

The Reds are ready to offer £71m for Lille attacker who scored 22 goals in 39 games last season.

Nicolas Pepe, the 24 year-old Ivory Coast attacker who has been linked with both Arsenal and Manchester United may be leaving the Ligue 1 for pastures new at Anfield.

The club manager recently confirmed that the player will leave the club, but it remains to be known his exact destination.

According to Ll’Equipe, Jurgen Klopp has had his eye on the 24 year-old for majority of the season, and has highlighted him as a top target.

The Ivory Coast international was really impressive in the just concluded season, sparking interests from major clubs all over Europe.

It will be a tough battle for al clubs this season, and it wouldn’t be surprising if the player becomes a £100m target considering how much Liverpool are willing to pay even before their rivals have tabled any concrete offer.

Having recently made two expensive transfers of such magnitude and the early nature of the Reds seizing their targets these days, Liverpool may well capture Pepe’s signature.

The Reds will be looking to stage a lion-hungry fight for both the EPL and the UCL in the coming season. So, they definitely need to make huge transfers such as this.