Ligue 1 side Lille have accelerated discussions with Angers over the possible transfer of striker Nicolas Pépé, according to L’Équipe.
Marcelo Bielsa has informed the Lille board of his desire to sign Pépé, having attended Angers vs Montpellier at the end of the 2016/17 campaign to watch the Ivorian international.
Pépé is also being pursued in England notably by Newcastle United. Angers want a little over €10m to part with the player.
Lille appear to be closing in.