​Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all interested in signing Real Madrid centre back Pepe, according to Spanish publication ​Ok Diario.

The Portugusese international is out of contract in June and, despite having been at the club since signing from Porto in 2007 for €30m, talks have reportedly stalled over a renewal.

Los Blancos could now face competition to keep the defender, with the aforementioned London clubs interested, as well as a host of Serie A clubs, including the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan.

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Arsenal could view Pepe as an affordable replacement for German centre back Per Mertesacker who is likely to leave the club at the end of the season, while Spurs are believed to want more experience in defence.

Chelsea, meanwhile, may see the 33-year-old as the perfect replacement for ageing captain John Terry.


In Italy, Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Napoli and Roma are all reportedly interested in Pepe who has made over 300 appearances during his time at Real Madrid.

Manchester City have also been linked with a move for the defender, despite the fact that Pep Guardiola, during his time at Barcelona, publicly criticised Pepe. With the defensive issues the Sky Blues have experienced this season, however, Pepe could be seen as a potential short term solution.

Pepe has played eight times in the league for Real so far this campaign, although the highly rated Raphael Varane could be the man to fill his shoes if he were to leave.