Arsenal will reportedly battle it out with Everton and a number of European rivals for the signature of Lille striker Nicolas Pepe.
The 23-year-old has been on Arsenal’s radar since last season and his exploits this term have further strengthened their interest.
He signed for Lille in the summer of 2017 and after bagging 13 Ligue 1 goals in his debut campaign already boasts five in eight appearances in 2018-19.
Lille value their man in the region of £30million and it’s understood Arsenal are happy to part with that fee in order to get him to the Emirates.
The report states they will face stiff competition from Premier League rivals Everton as well as the likes of Barcelona and Sevilla.