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Nicolas Pepe has helped Lille qualify for next season's Uefa Champions League with his brace in their 5-0 thrashing of Angers on Saturday.

Bayern Munich keen on Everton’s summer target

In 38 Ligue 1 matches last season, Pepe netted 22 goals and chipped in with 11 assists as Lille finished runners-up to Paris Saint-Germain.
Former Fenerbahce official Hasan Cetinkaya says that Eden Hazard admitted would have liked to join Fenerbahce during his time at Lille.

Hasan Cetinkaya: Eden Hazard would have liked to come to Fenerbahce

Former Fenerbahce official Hasan Cetinkaya says that Eden Hazard admitted would have liked to join Fenerbahce during his time at Lille.
Ibrahim Kamara

Ivory Coast’s Ibrahim Kamara sets sights on 2021 AFCON title

Lille OSC attacker Nicolas Pepe and Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha are seen as key elements of a potentially exciting new generation in Ivory Coast.
New Lille signing Timothy Weah says he wants to follow in the footsteps of some of the club’s most notable luminaries, with former players such as Eden Hazard and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang giving him all the incentive he needed to join LOSC.

Timothy Weah wants to follow in Eden Hazard’s footsteps after signing for Lille

New Lille signing Timothy Weah says he wants to follow in the footsteps of some of the club’s most notable luminaries, with former players such as Eden Hazard and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang giving him all the incentive he needed to join LOSC.
Youssouf Kone has signed for Olympique Lyon from French Ligue 1 rivals Lille for a fee of €9 million on a five-year contract.

Mali’s Youssouf Kone joins Lyon from rivals Lille

Youssouf Kone has signed for Olympique Lyon from French Ligue 1 rivals Lille for a fee of €9 million on a five-year contract.

Vincent Enyeama: I will return to action with new club next season

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama says he is not ready to hung up his boot yet and revealed that he will return to action with a club in France next season.
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 04: Nicolas Pepe of the Ivory Coast in action during the International Friendly match between the Netherlands and Ivory Coast held at De Kuip or Stadion Feijenoord on June 4, 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Afcon: Ivory Coast ‘babes’ bank on sharpshooter Nicolas Pepe

Ivory Coast coach Ibrahim Kamara sees Nicolas Pepe as one the young stars who can banish the memories of a disastrous Africa Cup of Nations title defence two years ago.
Eden Hazard

Didier Drogba: Eden Hazard cannot be replaced at Stamford Bridge

Eden Hazard will be considered a legend at Chelsea, who will find it impossible to directly replace the Belgian, according to former Blues striker Didier Drogba.
Jose Mourinho believes Mohamed Salah has the quality to challenge for the Ballon d’Or, but thinks the Liverpool star needs to win the Africa Cup of Nations to help his cause.

Liverpool willing to sell Mohamed Salah

Liverpool are reportedly willing to sell star forward Salah in order to bring Lille's Pepe to Anfield.
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard's proposed transfer to Real Madrid this summer won't be easy to push through, according to Roberto Di Matteo.

Real Madrid to unveil £130 million Eden Hazard on Thursday

Madrid are understood to have struck a deal with Chelsea that could rise to a club-record transfer of £130 million once all bonus payments come into play.
Portugal will be without veteran centre-back Pepe as they aim to lift the first ever Nations League title on home soil on Sunday.

Portugal defender Pepe to miss first Nation League final on home soil

Portugal will be without veteran centre-back Pepe as they aim to lift the first ever Nations League title on home soil on Sunday.
In-form Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen was on target as Sporting Charleroi defeated Beerschot-Wilrijk 3-0 in a Belgian top-flight and Uefa Europa League play-off tie on Saturday.

Victor Osimhen joins Sporting Charleroi on permanent deal from Wolfsburg

Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen has linked up with Belgian club Sporting Charleroi on a permanent transfer from German outfit, Wolfsburg.

AFCON: Wilfried Bony, Wilfred Zaha named in Ivory Coast squad

Former Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony, Wilfred Zaha and Nicolas Pepe named in Ivory Coast's provisional squad for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as in-form Gervinho dropped.

Gervinho dropped as Wilfried Bony makes Cote d’Ivoire’s AFCON provisional squad

Parma forward Gervinho will not play at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations but Wilfried Bony has a chance to feature for the Elephants in Egypt after he was named in the 27-man provisional squad.
Eden Hazard

Chelsea want £130 million for Eden Hazard

Real Madrid value the Belgium international at no more than €100m (£88m) due to the fact that he is entering the final 12 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Roberto Martinez believes this summer is the right time for Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea - EPA

Roberto Martinez set to back Eden Hazard decision to quit Chelsea

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez is prepared to back Eden Hazard decision ahead of his proposed move to Real Madrid.
Nicolas Pepe

Ligue 1 sensation Nicolas Pepe to leave Lille – coach

Nicolas Pepe will leave Lille for a "great European team" in the next transfer window, the Ligue 1 side's coach Christophe Galtier has confirmed.
Nicolas Pepe

Lille: Manchester United target Nicolas Pepe ‘will leave’

Lille manager Christophe Galtier has confirmed that in-demand winger Nicolas Pepe will leave the club this summer, piquing the interest of a clutch of Premier League sides.

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