Lille Winger Pepe Remains Inter’s Primary Target In Attack

Lille Winger Pepe Remains Inter’s Primary Target In Attack
May 4, 2019 13:30
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Inter remain keen on Lille forward Nicolas Pepe as they prepare to overhaul their attacking options this summer, Corriere dello Sport reported today.

The Nerazzurri are expected to make big changes in wide areas before next season with Matteo Politano the only man from their current crop likely to stay.

Udinese’s Rodrigo De Paul is no longer a priority due to new directives from the Lega Calcio on buy-back options, which would prevent Inter from maintaining control over any young players they wished to include in a deal.

Pepe has contributed 20 goals and 11 assists in Ligue 1 for Lille this season and could move to Inter should they recoup some money from selling Ivan Perisic, who wants to move to the Premier League.

Steven Bergwijn (PSV Eindhoven), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) and Ismaila Sarr (Rennes) are also being monitored.

Inter will look to offload Antonio Candreva this summer but have not yet lost hope of keeping Keita Balde, although Monaco would need to grant them a discount on the €34-million fee agreed twelve months ago.

By Will Beckman