Arsenal beat Bayern Munich to the signing of star

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Arsenal and Manchester United will face competition from Bayern Munich in the pursuit of in-demand Lille star Nicolas Pepe.

The 23-year-old forward has been in scintillating form so far this season, bagging six goals in nine Ligue 1 appearances.

His impressive performances have have seen him linked with a big-money switch in January, with Arsenal and Manchester United mulling over a £30m move for the in-form striker.

However, according to SportBild, the Premier League giants will not have negotiations their own way, as Bayern Munich enter the race for Pepe.

The German giants are ready to pull out all the stops in order to snap the Ivory Coast international up during the mid-season window and they are set to hold initial talks with the player’s entourage in the coming weeks.

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