Chelsea fans react as Nicolas Pepe set to leave Lille, transfer ban will likely cost them

Lille manager Christophe Galtier confirmed on Sunday that winger Nicolas Pepe will leave the club this summer, and Chelsea fans have been quick to react to the latest update on their reported £70m-rated target.

Pepe tore up Ligue 1 this season with 22 league goals, leading to reports in The Mirror last month that the Blues had made him their number one target if they lost Eden Hazard in the next couple of months, and if they avoided a transfer ban.

The 23-year-old would be following the exact same path as the Belgian if he did make the move to Stamford Bridge, but with no signs as of yet that the west London outfit’s ban will be upheld, it looks as though the attacker could be going elsewhere after his boss announced that he would definitely be going.

Chelsea supporters have taken to social media to have their say on the update on the player who revealed previously that he is a Blues fan, and while one said “it’s his destiny to play for Chelsea FC”, another tried to find a way around their issues by asking: “can’t we buy him and then loan him to another club?”

Here is what they have been saying on Twitter…

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