African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Dortmund set to miss out on Pepe

Dortmund to miss out on Pepe

Borussia Dortmund are being priced out of a move for Lille striker Nicolas Pepe, Le10Sport claims.

Top European clubs including Arsenal and Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing the 23-year-old who has been impressive in the French Ligue 1 this season.

 But Dortmund are not willing to bid more than €30 million (£27m/$34m) for the Cote d’Ivoire international.

AC Milan plan new deal for Kessie

Milan are working on a new deal with Franck Kessie according to Calciomercato.

Following his excellent start to the season with two goals and an assist, the Rossoneri are looking to tie the Ivorian midfielder with an improved contract.

Kessie’s contract expires in 2022 and Milan are looking to fend off interest from other clubs by increasing his €2.2 million salary and adding another year to his deal.

Meite extends Reading stay until 2022

Yakou Meite has signed a new four-year contract with Reading that will keep him at the Madejski Stadium until the summer of 2022.

The Cote d’Ivoire youth international joined the Championship side from PSG for an undisclosed fee in 2016 and has scored two goals in 27 appearances for the Royals.

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Bayern Munich to rival Barca & Arsenal for Pepe

Bayern Munich are the latest club interested in Lille winger Nicolas Pepe,  Fichajes reports.

The 23-year-old has been one of the most impressive players in France with five goals in the top-flight this season.

Barcelona, Arsenal and Everton are also keeping tabs on the Ivorian forward.

West Brom sign Bakary Sako

Championship leaders West Brom have boosted their promotion push with the signing of free agent Bakary Sako.

The Mali winger, who was available after ending an injury-ravaged spell at Crystal Palace, has signed a season-long contract.

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Sevilla, Everton & Arsenal chase Pepe

Sevilla, Everton and Arsenal are among the clubs interested in Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, according to Mirror .

Barcelona  are also targeting the Cote d’Ivoire international who has scored five goals in eight French Ligue 1 matches this season,

The 23-year-old is reportedly valued at £30 million after Lille rejected a £26 million bid from Lyon at the end of the summer transfer window.

Free agent Ameobi opened to offers

Former Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has insisted that he has not retired from playing active football. 

The 36-year-old, now a free agent, is aiming to secure a playing contract soon after he was released by League Two side Notts County at the end of last season.

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Eboue eyes coaching job in Ghana

Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has confirmed reports that he is interested in becoming Ghana Premier League giants Asante Kotoko’s new head coach.

With the Porcupine Warriors in hunt for a new boss following the resignation of Paa Kwesi Fabin few days ago, Eboue believes he has the potentials to turn around the club’s fortunes when given the mandate.

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Three Premier League clubs monitoring Kamano

Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion, and Fulham are the three English Premier League clubs keeping tabs on Guinea’s Francoise Kamano, Calciomercato claims.

The 22-year-old has scored five goals in seven league appearances for Bordeaux this season and also scored his team’s only goal in their 1-0 defeat of Lille on Wednesday.