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Wednesday December 5 2018
Barcelona monitor Lille winger Nicolas Pepe

Barcelona are one of a number of club’s keepings tabs on in-demand Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, according to reports in France.

The French-born Ivorian has starred this year for the Ligue 1 side and a report in Mercato 365 speaks of Barca’s interest, alongside that of Arsenal and Bayern Munich.

In 15 appearances for Lille this season, the winger has scored nine goals and recorded five assists, sparking rumours that he could be set for a big-money move.

The report states that the Blaugrana’s interest is partly fuelled by the bit-part role Malcom has played this season and ongoing concerns surrounding Ousmane Dembele.

Pepe has scored three times in eight caps for the Ivory Coast.

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