Date: 3rd January 2019 at 7:20pm
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have lodged a bid for forward Nicolas Pepe, according to reports in Italy.

is believed to be looking to add a new forward to his squad this January following a shortage of options upfront, and Pepe has reportedly been identified as a potential recruit in recent weeks.

And now TMW, as reported by, claim the have offered Lille £45million upfront plus further bonus fees depending on appearances and success.

The news broke just 24 hours after ’s reported offer for was turned down by side Roma.

Despite being tied down to until 2022, the Ivorian forward has stated that he is ready to leave the French club – but only at the end of the season.

Pepe has been in impressive form for so far this season, scoring 12 goals and creating seven in 19 appearances.