Liverpool have made no contact with Lille over Nicolas Pepe, despite reports in France suggesting an offer was being prepared.

The versatile frontman emerged as one of Ligue 1's finest attackers last term, notching 22 goals for Christophe Galtier's side as they finished second to Paris Saint-Germain.

Claims over the weekend suggested the recently-crowned European champions had made a decisive move in the transfer market by lining up a bid worth close to £60million.

RMC Sport reported that the six-time European Cup winners were well placed to make Pepe their first big summer signing after beating Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final in Madrid eight days ago.

However, the ECHO understands those claims are incorrect and Liverpool have not discussed a move with either the club or Pepe's representatives.

The Reds are believed to be keen to add an attacker capable of operating in a number of roles to their ranks this summer following the departure of Daniel Sturridge, who will leave the club when his contract expires this month.

Pepe, though, is not under consideration at Anfield and a big-money move for the Ivory Coast international won't be forthcoming this transfer window.

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