German champions Bayern Munich are said to be the favourites to sign Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, according to Le10 Sport, as cited on Sports Mole.

The 23-year-old has also attracted attention from Arsenal after helping the Ligue 1 side to second in the league so far this season, though Bayern have emerged as the favourites according to the report, as their pursuit for a winger continues.

Bayern failed in their attempts to sign Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi in January, with multiple bids in the region of £35 million being rejected, and it now appears they have turned their attention to Lille’s star man.

Pepe has been one of the standout players in Ligue 1 this season, scoring 16 goals and creating eight assists in 23 league appearances, sparking interest from the German champions.

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According to the report, Bayern are willing to meet Lille’s valuation of the winger; a fee said to be worth £72 million.

The Ivorian is just one goal behind Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe in the scoring charts this season, though the gap between the two clubs in Ligue 1 is slightly bigger, with the French champions currently 13 points clear of Lille with a game in hand.