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Nicolas Pepe ‘closes in on Nice transfer to join ex-Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey after flop’s agent is spotted at stadium’

, Nicolas Pepe ‘closes in on Nice transfer to join ex-Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey after flop’s agent is spotted at stadium’

ARSENAL flop Nicolas Pepe is reportedly closing in on a move to OGC Nice.

That’s after his agent was spotted at the Ligue 1 side’s stadium at the weekend.

Arsenal flop Nicolas Pepe is wanted by French side Nice

Arsenal icon Aaron Ramsey has already been snapped up by Nice

The Mirror claims Nice, owned by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, want Pepe to join their French revolution this summer.

The club has been splashing out in a bid to challenge for silverware this season, with ex-Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani and Blackburn’s Ben Brereton-Diaz on their radar.

And they have already completed a deal for ex-Arsenal icon Aaron Ramsey.

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Goalie Kasper Schmeichel also departed Leicester to join Nice this month.

And Ratcliffe, who failed in his attempt to succeed Roman Abramovich at Chelsea, wants to raid the Premier League again in a loan move for Pepe.

Arsenal paid a club-record £72million to sign the forward, 27, from Lille in 2019.

But Pepe has managed just 27 goals in 112 games, and is now firmly second-choice to academy hero Bukayo Saka.

The Ivory Coast international has been linked with a move to Newcastle.

And Leeds are also thought to be interested.

But it is unlikely Pepe would snub a return to France, where he starred for Angers and Lille.

Nice could also be able to offer continental football, but must first get past Maccabi Tel-Aviv in their Europa Conference League qualifier.

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The French side finished fifth in Ligue 1 last season, just five points off second-place Marseille.

And Ratcliffe hopes a major effort in the transfer market can help close the gap this term.



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