Reports this weekend claim that Arsenal have beaten off competition from Napoli for 24-year-old attacker Pepe after agreeing a €80million (£72m) deal with Lille.

Though the Gunners still need to finalise an agreement with Pepe’s representatives, an official announcement over the Ivorian’s switch is expected in the coming days.

Arsenal have already completed deals for Dani Ceballos, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba this summer and it looks increasingly likely that Pepe will be the next through the doors at the Emirates.