The Telegraph reports that Nicolas Pepe is a target for Everton but if their city rivals Liverpool are still interested, they have zero chance of completing a £58.5million move.
As the summer transfer window drags on, supporters worry more and more that Jurgen Klopp won’t improve his squad by completing major signings before the deadline in August.
His starting XI is already stacked with top class players but there is a belief that there aren’t enough quality options in reserve for the next step to be taken towards winning the Premier League title.
Everton are interested in signing Ivorian forward Pepe, the Telegraph claims, but if Liverpool still want him, the Blues have zero chance of making him their most expensive signing.
Pepe is the ideal player to be added to the Reds’ front line and although he would cost a reported £58.5m, he’d represent value for money as he is still just 24 years of age.
He’d give Klopp several options to tweak his starting lineup given that he can play anywhere across the front three even if he is more comfortable on the right wing.
Pepe (22) finished the 2018/19 Ligue 1 season as the division’s second-highest goalscorer just behind PSG wonderkid Kylian Mbappe (33).
There is no guarantee that Liverpool will sign Pepe this summer but if he were to join the Anfield outfit, he would greatly improve their chances of breaking the 90-point barrier in the Premier League again.
There is still around a month left for Liverpool to spark into life in the transfer market and so fans shouldn’t get too worked up about the current lack of activity.