Lille boss admits Arsenal & Man Utd target Nicolas Pepe will leave this summer

Lille star Nicolas Pepe will leave the club this summer amid strong interest from the Premier League, manager Christophe Galtier has confirmed.

Arsenal and Manchester United are two clubs credited with an interest in the winger, who is valued at £69million.

In a season where Pepe has notched 21 goals and 12 assists, Galtier has accepted the club can do nothing to keep him this summer.

He told Canal+: ‘Nicolas Pepe will leave. Life’s like that, football’s like that today.

‘He is a player of the highest level who will have a big decision to make on the choice of his next club. There will be a battle between the great European teams.

‘I hope that he will take good amount of time to think about it, do his research, like he did when he came here and when he decided to stay here (last summer), find the right project.’

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