According to BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein, Arsenal have agreed a £72m deal with Lille for the transfer of Nicolas Pepe.
The report claims that the Gunners will pay the fee ‘via a series of instalments’ due to the fact that the club have a limited transfer budget this summer.
Napoli are also said to have agreed a price with Lille, but the Ivory Coast international signalled that he was not interested in a move to the Italian club.
Pepe was in fine form for Lille during the 2018-19 campaign – scoring 23 times and contributing 12 assists in 41 appearances in all competitions.
Manchester United were also linked with a swoop, although BBC Sport journalist Simon Stone has since claimed that the Red Devils were never in the race.
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That has not stopped the United fans from taking to social media to comment on the situation, though, and a selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Fair play Arsenal. Quality signing. https://t.co/j8e3G25kfI
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) July 27, 2019
How are Arsenal outspending us. This is getting embarrassing
— Korben (@korbinio7) July 27, 2019
Remember when some of our fans were claiming that we’ll finish ahead of Arsenal?
— OpichMufc (@opitza) July 27, 2019
They’re gonna outspend us aren’t they.
— Jordan Henshall (@JordyHensh07) July 27, 2019
Showing United how it’s done
— Dan (@meercatdan84) July 27, 2019
Let’s get glazers out trending again
— kaz (@kaz_16x) July 27, 2019
Are we getting anyone? New tea lady perhaps?
— Jerry ?? (@JezzaSZN) July 27, 2019
Give us something positive
— Jacob.? (@MUFCJacob_) July 27, 2019