French newspaper Le Parisien has learned that Arsenal are considering a summer move for Lille winger Dimitri Payet.
The France international has largely impressed since joining les Dogues two years ago and he is widely tipped to leave for greener pastures in the summer.
While Marseille have made the 26-year-old one of their top targets, Le Parisien reports that Arsenal have joined the race as well.
The Gunners always search for reinforcements in French Ligue 1 and they have been impressed with Payet’s performances this season.
With a £70 million transfer kitty at his disposal, Arsene Wenger is expected to make a move on the experienced midfielder in the summer transfer window.
Dimitri Payet has enjoyed his most successful season up to date, registering 12 goals and 11 assists in 38 Ligue 1 fixtures.
France boss Didier Deschamps also recognized the player’s potential, with Payet playing full 90 minutes in international friendlies against Uruguay and Brazil.