In other Manchester United news, it can be REVEALED that one player at Old Trafford is set for a significant wage rise in an imminent deal.
Exclusive: £70m-valued superstar agrees personal terms with Man United
EXCLUSIVE by Warren Haughton
Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Lille winger Nicolas Pepe as they continue to work on agreeing a transfer fee with the French side, Football Insider has learned.
The 24-year-old has emerged as one of the most in-demand talents in Europe with his performances at the Ligue 1 outfit and is keen on making a move to the Premier League this summer.
French sources have told Football Insider that United are locked in negotiations with Lille, the French side looking for a fee of around £70million for his capture, as they look to bolster their attacking options ahead of next season.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have sealed a breakthrough in talks with the player, the Ivory Coast international agreeing the terms of a five-year contract at Old Trafford, with the option of another year held by the club.
Pepe was in scintillating form last season, hitting 22 goals and chipping in with a further 12 assists in Ligue 1 to fire his side to second place and secure Champions League qualification ahead of the likes of Lyon and Marseille.
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His form has caught the eye of clubs all across Europe but the player wants a move to England and the Premier League, with a number of top-flight clubs having looked at sealing his capture.