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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.
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.

Lille favourites to sign Victor Osimhen from Sporting Charleroi

French club Lille Metropole have emerged as the favourite to sign Nigeria Victor Osimhen from Belgian outfit Sporting Charleroi.

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.
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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.
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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.
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.

Nicolas Pepe’s brace seals UEFA Champions League berth for Lille

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.
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Lille seal Champions League qualification, Brest join Metz in Ligue 1

Lille's place in the Champions League qualifying rounds has been confirmed following Saint-Etienne's defeat to Montpellier, while Brest have joined Metz in being promoted to Ligue 1.
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Lille president wants Arsenal target Nicolas Pepe to stay in Ligue 1

Lille president Gerard Lopez has suggested he would prefer star winger Nicolas Pepe to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
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Ivory Coast’s Nicolas Pepe nominated for French award

Lille and Ivory Coast's Nicolas Pepe has been nominated for the Player's Player of the Year award in France.
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Barcelona, Liverpool in race to sign Nicolas Pepe

Uefa Champions League semi-final opponents Barcelona and Liverpool are among the club's interested in signing Ivory Coast attacker Nicolas Pepe.
Cote d’Ivoire player Nicolas Pepe is a wanted man in Europe, according to his own agent.

No decision taken on Lille’s Nicolas Pepe transfer discussions – agent

Cote d’Ivoire player Nicolas Pepe is a wanted man in Europe, according to his own agent.
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Lille’s Nicolas Pepe edges closer to Eden Hazard’s record

Nicolas Pepe became the first Lille player since Eden Hazard to score 19 goals in a single Ligue 1 season after his match-winner against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.
Lille star Nicolas Pepe is happy with his side’s superb 5-1 win over PSG in Sunday’s Ligue 1 fixture.

Lille’s Nicolas Pepe revels in PSG thrashing

The 23-year-old was a key figure at the Stade Pierre Mauroy as Christophe Galtier’s men delayed their visitors from lifting the French top-flight title with two assists and a goal in the encounter.
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Thomas Tuchel talks up Nicolas Pepe to PSG link

Thomas Tuchel revealed himself as a fan of "good player" Nicolas Pepe after Lille coach Christophe Galtier highlighted the forward as a good fit for Paris Saint-Germain.
Wilfried Zaha has expressed satisfaction with Crystal Palace’s 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers as they started 2019 on a winning note.

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha released by Ivory Coast

The Ivory Coast national team released Wilfried Zaha to return to his club Crystal Palace on Monday.
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Lille’s Nicolas Pepe explains future plans amid Arsenal links

Nicolas Pepe insists he has no intention of leaving Lille during the January transfer window.
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 file photo, Lille's Nicolas Pepe, center, controls the ball during the French League One soccer match between Lille and Nantes at the Lille Metropole stadium, in Villeneuve d'Ascq, northern France. The race to finish as the French league’s top scorer was expected to be a three-way contest between Paris Saint-Germain forwards Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani. But unheralded forwards Nicolas Pepe and Emiliano Sala are keeping pace with PSG’s stars. MICHEL SPINGLER, FILE AP PHOTO PARIS

Nicolas Pepe gives second-placed lille victory at Nimes

In-form striker Nicolas Pepe scored what proved to be the winner as 10-man Lille claimed a 3-2 win at Nimes on Sunday to consolidate second place in Ligue 1.

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