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Nicolas Pepe scores stunner as Lille thrash Patrick Vieira’s Nice

Posted Saturday, February 02, 2019 by PA19 hits

Nicolas Pepe’s superb solo goal helped high-flying Lille to a fourth successive Ligue 1 victory as they emphatically beat Nice 4-0.In-form striker Pepe, who has been linked with Arsenal, conjured up memories of France great Thierry Henry by running with the ball from inside his own half and curling home from just inside the area.The 23-year-old Ivory Coast international’s 37th-minute...Full Story »

BARC-ING MAD Barcelona will make shock bid for Man City outcast Nicolas Otamendi in latest bizarre transfer move

Posted Friday, January 25, 2019 by hits

MANCHESTER CITY defender Nicolas Otamendi is wanted by Barcelona in a shock swoop this month. The Argentine, 30, has featured just ten times in the Premier League this season and is now poised to quit the Premier League champions. Nicolas Otamendi is a shock transfer target for Barcelona this month Pep Guardiola is keen to bolster his defensive ranks too, eyeing up a £50million move for ...Full Story »

Arsenal target Nicolas Pepe hints he is ready to leave Lille as Unai Emery eyes £44million move

Posted Thursday, November 08, 2018 by hits

ARSENAL target Nicolas Pepe has hinted he is ready to leave Lille — sparking a potential Gunners move for the winger. The Ivorian, 23, has been tipped to join the Unai Emery revolution, but it could cost as much as £44million. Pepe has bagged seven in his last nine games for the Ligue 1 side, catching the attention of Germany's two biggest clubs, as well as the North London side. ...Full Story »

Arsenal target move for Ajax star Nicolas Tagliafico as potential Nacho Monreal replacement

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2018 by hits

Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico is a target for the Gunners ARSENAL are looking to bring in Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico as a long-term replacement for Nacho Monreal, according to reports. The Argentine has caught the eye of Gunners boss Unai Emery after some impressive performances on the left flank for the Dutch outfit. The full-back would be a direct replacement for the ageing Monre...Full Story »

Barcelona join interest for Lille's hat-trick ace Nicolas Pepe

Posted Monday, September 17, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com113 hits

Barcelona have joined the interest for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe. The Ivory Coast international has kicked off the season impressively and hit a hat-trick for LOSC in victory over Amiens this weekend. Telefoot says Pepe's exploits have caught the eye of Barca, where coach Ernesto Valverde has actively discussed the attacker with his football directors. Arsenal are already in talks with Pepe...Full Story »

Chelsea slap in first bid for AC Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com112 hits

Chelsea have launched a first bid for AC Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina. Reina left Napoli for Milan this summer on a Bosman transfer, though is now wanted by Chelsea as a replacement for Real Madrid target Thibaut Courtois. Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri worked with Reina at Napoli and has personally requested his signing. Il Giornale says Chelsea's opening offer is €8m for the former Live...Full Story »

Yannis Salibur and Nicolas Benezet goals give Guingamp victory at Strasbourg

Posted Friday, January 12, 2018 by PA49 hits

Guingamp extended their unbeaten Ligue 1 run to six games with a 2-0 win at Strasbourg.Goals from Yannis Salibur and Nicolas Benezet inside the opening 16 minutes secured an away win for Antoine Kombouare's men at Stade de la Meinau.Salibur collected Marcus Coco's clever back-heel in the penalty area before dribbling away from his marker and dinking the ball over Alexandre Oukidja to give the v...Full Story »

Real Madrid stalwart Pepe set for Besiktas switch

Posted Wednesday, July 05, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com159 hits

He enjoyed a long and distinguished career with Real Madrid and Pepe will hope for further honours at Besiktas. Turkish champions Besiktas are set to sign Pepe following the end of the defender's trophy-laden spell with Real Madrid. The Portugal star appears primed to complete a switch after Besiktas tweeted a picture of him in a club shirt and declared that negotiations with the 34-year-old...Full Story »

Vallejo confirmed as Pepe replacement at Real Madrid

Posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Marca.com159 hits

Real Madrid have confirmed to Jesus Vallejo that he will be among the senior squad's centre-back options for the 2017/18 season. During the first half of a loan spell at Eintracht Frankfurt, the Spaniard was a revelation in Bundesliga and was only slowed by injury problems that began in February. As Pepe leaves the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, there will be no need to splash the cash on a repl...Full Story »

Man City fans fume at Nicolas Otamendi for injuring Gabriel Jesus

Posted Saturday, June 10, 2017 by 101 GREAT GOALS205 hits

Otamendi injures Jesus Manchester City fans were furious with Nicolas Otamendi after the defender left his club teammate Gabriel Jesus in a heap during Argentina's 1-0 friendly win over Brazil in Australia. The young forward required medical attention in stoppage time and had to be stretchered off. Otamendi appeared to catch Jesus in the face with an elbow when they were both competing for t...Full Story »

Pepe confirms Madrid exit and reveals interest from Premier League clubs

Posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 by Goal.com105 hits

The Portugal defender has interest from numerous clubs, including Ligue 1 giants PSG and a number of teams from the English top flight Portugal defender Pepe confirmed he was leaving Real Madrid, but insisted he was yet to agree to a deal with Paris Saint-Germain as he revealed interest from England. Pepe, 34, is out of contract at the end of the month and wanted a two-year deal at Madrid. ...Full Story »

Real Madrid dealt Pepe injury blow as defender suffers broken ribs

Posted Sunday, April 09, 2017 by Goal.com80 hits

Real Madrid have confirmed that defender Pepe, who scored in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid, has broken two of his ribs. The Portugal international scored his side's only goal of the game with a header, before Antoine Griezmann equalised late on. But, after a nasty collision with Toni Kroos, he struggled to continue, and was eventually forced off in the 67th minute with Nacho repl...Full Story »

PSG and Manchester City line up as Pepe turns away from China move

Posted Tuesday, April 04, 2017 by Marca.com145 hits

Having agreed a move to Hebei China Fortune, Real Madrid defender Pepe is now set to shun his 12 million euro salary in Asia and stay put in Europe amid interest from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. The centre-back has long made his mind up over leaving Los Blancos when his contract expires in the summer, despite still being a key part of Zinedine Zidane's side when fit, because the ...Full Story »

Man City defender Nicolas Otamendi wanted by Real Madrid

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com128 hits

Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi is interesting Real Madrid. TyC Sports says Real Madrid are thinking about Otamendi as a substitute for Pepe. The Portuguese's contract with Real Madrid ends in June and will not renew. All signs point towards China after 10 years with los Blancos. Manuel Pellegrini's Hebei are said to be the most interested could offer him a salary of €15 mil...Full Story »

Real Madrid tried to sue someone for £5million because they bantered Pepe off the park

Posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by Dreamteamfc.com125 hits

Playful banter is an essential part of football. It's literally the only reason Dream Team exists so when people can't a joke and start throwing lawsuits around we get very nervous. Thankfully, Real Madrid's attempt to sue a Catalan television channel over a jokey video they did about Pepe has failed. Televisio de Catalanya ran a video depicting Madrid's Portuguese defender as Hannibal Lect...Full Story »

Lille OSC 1 - 1 Saint-Etienne: Nicolas de Preville secures Lille a point against St Etienne

Posted Friday, January 13, 2017 by PA43 hits

Substitute Nicolas de Preville salvaged a point for Lille in a 1-1 draw with St Etienne at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Friday. Romain Hamouma put the visitors in front after 17 minutes as they looked to bounce back from two games without a win. But De Preville's powerful 71st-minute effort drew Lille level and the same player came close to grabbing a winner when he hit the frame of the goal with tw...Full Story »

Real Madrid defender Pepe fields massive Hebei China Fortune offer

Posted Tuesday, December 27, 2016 by Tribalfootball.com172 hits

Real Madrid defender Pepe is a target for Chinese clubs. Marca says a failure to agree on a new Real Madrid contract has seen Pepe's head turned by a duo of astronomical offers from China that could see the Portuguese veteran end his 10-year stay in the Spanish capital. Up at the end of the season and without a clear path towards an extension after a year of negotiations, the centre-back's d...Full Story »

Varane or Pepe? Zidane ponders Ramos' Clasico partner

Posted Saturday, December 03, 2016 by Marca.com141 hits

With less than 24 hours to go until Saturday's El Clasico, the one major selection dilemma for Zinedine Zidane concerns central defence, where Raphael Varane and Pepe are battling it out to partner captain Sergio Ramos. Thanks to the recent return of Pepe and Ramos from injury, the Real Madrid boss has a full complement of defenders from which to choose for the game against Barcelona, with Na...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe back after international break

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2016 by Marca.com98 hits

Real Madrid trained for the third time this week as they prepare for Saturday's clash with Real Betis in La Liga, and Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe were among those back after the international break as Zinedine Zidane's men try to end their poor recent run of results. After a flawless start to their La Liga campaign, last season's runners-up have drawn four matches on the spin, and will look to...Full Story »

Pepe: People 'hated' Real Madrid during Jose Mourinho era

Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by ESPN151 hits

Pepe believes Real Madrid were "hated" during the spell in which they were coached by Jose Mourinho. Mourinho spent three years in charge of Madrid between 2010 and 2013, during which he became embroiled in feuds with Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola as well his club captain Iker Casillas. Pepe feels such conduct from the Portuguese led to opposition fans from across Spain having little respect ...Full Story »

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