Arsenal are OGC Nice are making progress on Nicolas Pepe’s loan move and there’s confidence on both sides for an agreement.
Fabrizio Romano reports that Arsenal and OGC Nice are progressing towards an agreement for the loan of Nicolas Pepe, with no option or obligation to buy.
Though wages are still being discussed, there’s confidence on both sides of an eventual agreement.
Nice Matin reported earlier this week that Nice’s negotiations to loan Pepe for the coming season were progressing well, with the player expected to arrive this week.
The deal is reportedly on track for Pepe to feature against Marseille this weekend.
Saber Desfarges reports that Nice are pushing to complete a loan deal, again confirming that negotiations are currently focusing on the player’s wages.
Fabrizio Romano previously claimed that Arsenal had told Pepe he has to find a new team as soon as possible. Romano reports that once that deal is sorted, the Gunners will then make their move for Wolves’ Pedro Neto.
Pepe was left out of the matchday squad to face Bournemouth on Saturday. The winger made 23 appearances for Arsenal last season, but it looks as though he won’t be spending this campaign in North London.