Man United consider swoop for £45m-rated Ligue 1 striker – report

Man United are weighing up a potential bid to sign Nicolas Pepe in the summer transfer window, according to a report

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Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Manchester United are weighing up a possible £45m swoop to sign Nice striker Nicolas Pepe, according to a report in England.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Red Devils are keeping tabs on the 23-year-old ahead of a potential swoop for the forward.

The same article states that their Premier League rivals Arsenal and Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are also monitoring Pepe.

According to the same story, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to bolster his attacking options ahead of his first full Premier League season in charge of the Red Devils.

The report goes on to suggest that Romelu Lukaku’s disappointing form has made the Manchester United manager reconsider his options up front.

Pepe has been in sensational form for Lille this term after the forward netted 20 times and created 11 goals in 35 Ligue 1 games.

Manchester United netted 65 times in 38 games in the Premier League this season as they finished in sixth place in the table.

Solskjaer’s men netted 30 goals less than Premier League champions Manchester City to highlight the widening gap between the two clubs.

World Cup winner Paul Pogba was Manchester United’s leading goal-scorer with 13 goals in 35 outings in the Premier League.

Their star striker Lukaku could only manage a return of 12 goals in 32 games in the English top flight.

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