Arsenal considering Dimitri Payet move?

Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger during his side's game with Sunderland on February 9, 2013
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Arsenal are considering a move for Lille winger Dimitri Payet, according to media reports in France.

Arsenal are considering a move for Lille winger Dimitri Payet in this summer's transfer window.

The France international has impressed since joining the Ligue 1 side two years ago and is now widely expected to leave the club this summer.

Marseille have made the 26-year-old one of their top targets, but French newspaper Le Parisien are reporting that Arsenal have now joined the race.

Manager Arsene Wenger reportedly has substantial funds to work with this summer and is expected to make moves for key targets soon.

Payet was in impressive form for Lille last season, registering 12 goals and 11 assists in 38 league fixtures.

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