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Nice are in talks with Arsenal over a deal to sign Nicolas Pépé on a season-long loan just three years after the Ivory Coast forward joined for a club-record fee of £72m.

Pépé – whose transfer from Lille in August 2019 also made him the most expensive African player of all-time – has yet to make an appearance for Arsenal this campaign having started only five Premier League matches for Mikel Arteta’s side last season. Nice expressed an interest in taking the 27-year-old on loan and have held talks with Arsenal over a deal, although they remain in negotiations over his salary.

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