Nicolas Pépé could have been from Nice this Tuesday. According to our information, OGC Nice and Arsenal had indeed reached an agreement for the loan without an option to buy the 27-year-old winger, with partial coverage of his monthly salary of 650,000 euros by the Riviera club. .
Then Leicester entered the dance, also with a loan proposal, accompanied on the other hand by full payment of the salary of the former Lille resident.
More interesting and therefore favored by the London club, the proposal did not however deviate the Ivorian international from his initial desire: to leave the Premier League to join the Côte d’Azur.
Optimism was still in order this Wednesday as to a favorable outcome in this case, as with regard to that of Edinson Cavani. The 35-year-old Uruguayan had favored a La Liga club since the start of the transfer window, but the Riviera leaders were persuasive enough to seriously interest El Matador.
There, too, competition is raging for Le Gym as Valencia seemed to hold the player’s preference in recent hours, while Villarreal and Real Sociedad, who sold star striker Isak for 70 million euros to Newcastle, were also still part of it. courtiers to the signing of the top scorer in the history of PSG.
While, still according to our collected indiscretions, Nice hoped for a definitive answer from Cavani this Wednesday, the Spanish press evoked a decision postponed for 48 hours, i.e. Friday.
Lucien Favre hopes for the reinforcement of three attackers by midnight September 1, as well as the arrival of a left side capable of competing with Bard.
Marcelo, who would have himself offered his services to OGC Nice according to our information, is not one of the possible candidates selected by the leaders of the Riviera.