Via GFFN, comes a report that Nice are interested in a loan deal for Nicolas Pepe.
Talks between the French side and the player’s agents have taken place, and the Ivorian international is, in classic transfer parlance, said to be ‘open’ to the move.
The 27 year old has never seemed to fit at Arsenal under Mikel Arteta, and last season played just 681 minutes in the Premier League, with his final start of the season coming on October 18th of last year.
A handful of substitute appearances is all he had to show for the rest of the campaign, and it has been widely believed a parting of the ways would happen this summer.
However, in a difficult market, an under-performing player on big wages is a tough sell for any club, let alone Arsenal who have yet to achieve the same kind of efficiency with outgoing business as they have with incoming deals of late.
A loan + option would make a lot of sense, and perhaps free up room in the squad for an arrival to play in that position and provide depth for Bukayo Saka. Pepe has yet to make an appearance this season.
One to keep an eye on.