Speaking on RMC Sport on Friday evening, Lopez revealed that Pepe had been the subject of interest from other teams:
“It’s true, there are a few big clubs that are interested, clubs have contacted us directly after the transfer window to find out how to proceed.”
He was also adamant, however, that the Ligue One club would not sell the Ivorian international during the January transfer window, stating that at a “minimum,” he would be staying until the end of the season.
Pepe has been in excellent form so far this campaign. The winger has scored four goals and contributed three assists in six matches, including a hat-trick against Amiens last week.