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Arsenal 'are offering Nicolas Pepe up to Premier League clubs' for fraction of what they paid to boost transfer funds

NICOLAS PEPE has been offered to a Premier League rival by Arsenal ahead of a potential summer move, according to reports.

The Gunners are ready to listen to offers for the Ivorian as they look to fund another spending spree.

Pepe, 26, would welcome a return to France or a move to Spain or Italy.

But he is also gathering interest from the Premier League.

According to the Express, West Ham are among the teams interested in acquiring the winger.

Arsenal bought Pepe for £72million from Lille in 2019.

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His place in the team has been taken by Bukayo Saka, however, and he has not started a Prem game in more than six months.

Pepe does not fit into boss Mikel Arteta's long-term plans.

The Gunners believe that they could still generate a decent fee for him, although accept that they will have to take a huge loss on what they paid for him.

It's understood that Pepe could be available for around £25m this summer.

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He will have two years remaining on his Arsenal contract.

His wages could be a stumbling block, however, as he earns £140,000-a-week in North London.

Pepe has made 20 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring three goals and laying on five assists.

The Gunners have been linked with a number of potential Pepe replacements.

They are believed to be interested in Paulo Dybala, while Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus is on their radar.

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