Lille winger Nicolas Pepe has snubbed the transfer proposal from Italian Serie A giants Napoli.

This is according to the report from trusted Italian news outlet TuttoNapoli.

Napoli were willing to pay the €80m asking price from Lille for their star player but Pepe has opted for another club believed to be Premier League giants Arsenal.

The Italians have turned their attention to other transfer targets in their quest to sign a wing forward between now and the rest of the season.

TuttoNapoli claimed that Napoli have moved on to PSV Eindhoven forward Hirving Lozano.

The Mexican international star is a long-term transfer target for Napoli and the Italians are ready to fall back to him after they were rejected by the aforementioned Pepe.

Nicolas Pepe was one of the best players in the French Ligue 1 last season and he’s said to be on his way to Arsenal.

The Gunners will sign the Ivorian winger in a deal of around €80m (£72m).

He scored 23 goals for Lille in all competitions during the last campaign with 22 goals coming in the French Ligue 1.

Pepe also added 11 assists in the league as Lille finished in second place behind champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG).


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