Liverpool decide NOT to make summer move for 23-goals Ligue 1 forward

Liverpool will reportedly not be moving for Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe in this summer’s transfer window.

The Reds have been strongly linked with a swoop for the Ivory Coast international, who scored 23 times and registered 12 assists in 41 appearances for his French club last season.

However, according to the Liverpool Echo, there is no interest from Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The report adds that the English club’s sporting director Michael Edwards has even personally contacted Lille manager Christophe Galtier to insist that the European Cup winners will not be making a summer move.

Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid have also all been strongly linked with Pepe, who still has three years left to run on his contract at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Liverpool, though, are said to be closing in on a swoop for PEC Zwolle centre-back Sepp van den Berg.