Nicolas Pepe’s future at Arsenal seems to be coming to an end with the club planning to sell him for a vastly-reduced fee, and Monchi at Sevilla has identified him as part of their rebuild for next summer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Junior Firpo of Leeds United marks Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on May 08, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 08: Junior Firpo of Leeds United marks Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on May 08, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Nicolas Pepe has played just 652 Premier League minutes this season and 151 (with no starts) since he returned from the Africa Cup of Nations a transformed player, according to Mikel Arteta.

It is clear his time at Arsenal is over and, if we’re honest, it probably would have been over a lot sooner had Arsenal not spent over £70m on him.

Pepe has two years left to run on the deal he signed when he arrived in 2019 from Lille, but Arsenal will reportedly take around £25m for him.

Step forward Sevilla, who have identified the Ivorian as a player they would like in their squad next season.

As long as the fee is ‘not exorbitant’, that is.

Currently valued at around £27m, the most Sevilla have ever paid for a player is £22.5m so to meet Arsenal’s valuation of £25m, they, too, would need to break their transfer record to sign Nicolas Pepe.

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