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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TeamPGDPTS
1Paris Saint-Germain335579
2AS Monaco342872
3Lille341864
4Saint-Etienne341557
5Lyon331154
6Marseille341052
7Bordeaux34648
8Reims34-545
9Toulouse 33-644
10Bastia34-1344
11Nantes34-343
12Lorient34-442
13Rennes34039
14Montpellier HSC34-139
15Nice34-1039
16Evian TG33-1438
17Guingamp34-1035
18Sochaux34-2433
19Valenciennes34-2329
RAjaccio34-3020