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.



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