Gunners close in on Pepe as Toffees target Zaha

Arsenal have been trimmed to a best-priced 6-4 to achieve a top-four finish in the Premier League this season after moving a step closer to signing Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.

The Ivorian is set to undergo a medical in north London after the Gunners agreed a club-record fee of £72 million with the French side but they remain 66-1 to top the table.

Unai Emery's men had previously expressed interest in signing Wilfried Zaha but the Crystal Palace winger has been cut from 2-1 to 1-4 with Betway for a move to Everton after the Toffees submitted a £55m bid. Arsenal are next in the betting at 2-1 to secure his services.

Gareth Bale will not be involved in Real Madrid's trip to Munich for a pre-season tournament but is 1-5 with Betfair and Paddy Power not to sign or agree a contract with any other club after the collapse of his proposed move to China.

The Welshman was reported to have been in line to join Jiangsu Suning last week but is now as big as 6-1 to sign for any Chinese club this summer.

Match in Focus


Man Utd v Liverpool

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  • Three of Liverpool’s four Premier League away victories have been by one-goal margins
Expert verdict
Liverpool have won their first eight Premier League games to take full control of the title race and the Reds are likely to extend their run when they take on toiling Manchester United at Old Trafford. Jurgen Klopp’s men haven’t won at the home of their old rivals since the 2013-14 campaign but this current United team is in a rut. A 4-0 win against Chelsea on the opening day proved to be a false dawn for the Red Devils, who have since won just one of their seven league outings. Liverpool have not been taking teams apart away from Anfield, winning by one goal at Southampton, Chelsea and Sheffield United.



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