Nicolas Pepe is reportedly set to hold talks with Bayern Munich to discuss a move to Germany in January, with Arsenal likely to miss out.
The winger has been on top form this season, scoring six goals in nine games in Ligue 1. His goalscoring exploits have attracted the interest of many top sides in Europe, including Unai Emery and Arsenal.
However, according to the Express, reports in Germany suggest that Bayern Munich have penned in talks with the striker of a potential January switch to the Bavarian side.
Lille’s asking price is over 30 million euros according to reports. However, should Arsenal continue their interest in Pepe, it could drive up his asking price even more.
The Ivory Coast international’s deal at Lille runs until 2022, meaning that Lille do not have to cash in on the striker just yet.
However, with interest from Bayern, the player could be tempted by a move to the Bundesliga, meaning that Unai Emery might have to step up his interest in the striker if he wants to secure his signature.