Bayern are close to signing £40m-rated Gunners long-term target

Bayern Munich almost finished negotiations with Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe and preparing to make an offer in July when the transfer window opens again. It is bad news for Arsenal as they need a new prolific forward to strengthen the front-line.

The German club have problems in the attack as Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry already up to 34, and their replacement is necessary. Ivorian winger is the perfect choice in this situation as he has an excellent season and paid attention.

Niko Kovac ready to spend big money on the footballer but it will be difficult to sign him as Man United, Chelsea, PSG and Barcelona also planning to make a bid during this summer. There will be a real battle for the player, and his price could increase and become much more.

In this campaign, Nicolas already played 32 games, scored 18 goals and made 11 assists in all competition. It is a fantastic result, and he can do much more with high-class teammates. Pepe is a regular member of the national team which is already a significant achievement for the winger.

He joined the French club from Angers in 2017 with a €10m deal. Ivory Coast international has a huge potential and can become a world-class attacker if he continuous improvement. He has contracted with the Les Dogues until 2022, and his release clause is nearly €80m.

Bavarians have an excellent result in Bundesliga as they are leading the table and have a significant opportunity to win the competition one more time. German club kicked out from the Champions League as they lost the match against Liverpool 3-1.