Date: 18th December 2018 at 8:20pm
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Arsenal will have to act quickly if they want to sign £45m-rated winger in January.

has been in impressive form for the Ligue 1 club this season, scoring 16 goals and assisting six, and has attracted the attentions of several clubs around Europe as a result.

Lille owner previously stated that the 23-year-old Ivorian forward was not for sale in January, saying:

“What if gives me €100million to buy Pepe? He will not leave this winter. I want him to continue here, we want him to stay, he wants to stay.”

However, according to French publication L’Equipe, as reported by the Daily Star, Lille’s stance over ’s possible departure has significantly changed, with the Ligue 1 outfit now open to the idea of negotiating a deal with a club that offers £45million for his services next month.

Unai Emery is believed to be keen on entering the winter market to find a replacement for Welbeck and has reportedly been targeted by the Spaniard.

However, Emery will have to move fast if he wants the Ivorian at next month, with the likes of and Chelsea also thought to be interested in the Lille forward.