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  • David Tyrer

Lille president claims Liverpool have held Nicolas Pepe 'talks'

Despite being reported by the Liverpool Echo not so long ago that Liverpool have no interest in signing Nicolas Pepe from Lille, the club's president has stated otherwise.

Liverpool have been constantly associated with the Ivory Coast international since the end of the season, with the suggestions that the Reds will move for the winger should Sadio Mane choose to move to Real Madrid.

The Echo, though, disputed that recently, saying that it isn't happening. The quotes, posted today, suggest that the club have had least held 'talks' with the player though.

The president of Lille, Lopez, said: "I know there have been discussions with the player, not with us as a club.

"Liverpool have players in those positions and I read that maybe there were players who leave, or not.

"I am not particularly focused on Liverpool, but it is true that there have been discussions with agents."

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