Pepe has been in impressive form for Lille in Ligue 1 this season, scoring 12 goals and assisting five in 19 appearances, and has attracted interest not only from Arsenal but Chelsea and Spurs as well.
Reports have stated in the past that Pepe is happy to remain at Lille for the remainder of the season, while club owner Gerard Lopez insists the Ivorian forward is not for sale at any price.
“€80m. But [any club] will also have to convince the player.”
Arsenal may well look at other options upfront this winter, but a move for Pepe (despite his asking price) is still very much a possibility in January.