Nicolas Pépé’s agent in Nice as talks for loan move from Arsenal continue

Foot Mercato’s Santi Aouna reports this morning that Luis Ferrer, the agent of Nicolas Pépé, arrived in Nice yesterday accompanied by the player’s father, ahead of a potential move from Arsenal.

Talks are still ongoing for the Ivorian forward’s prospective season-long loan, with no option to buy included in the deal. As previously reported by FM, the former Lille man himself is open to a move, having seen his place in the Arsenal starting line-up now taken for good by Bukayo Saka. 

Pépé has yet to appear for the Gunners this season after a disappointing campaign last time out, despite managing 16 goals the year before that. Arsenal themselves are also keen on the move, with the 27-year-old’s €80m move from Les Dogues three years ago – on the back of his 22-goal season in Ligue 1 – proving somewhat unsuccessful.

Aouna adds that as well as Pépé’s agent, the half-brother and representative of Edinson Cavani, Walter Guglielmone, was also in town – at the same hotel, the Negresco – as Les Aiglons also look to sign the Uruguayan free agent.

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