Arsenal will make a move for West Ham’s Dimitri Payet when the transfer window reopens in January, according to The Sun.
Arsene Wenger is reportedly prepared to invest in the France international if his team are still in the title race and the Hammers are battling relegation.
Payet enjoyed a superb season for the Hammers last time out and followed it up with some impressive displays for France in last summer’s Euro 2016.
His goals and eye-catching performances have attracted interest from many top clubs but Payet signed a new long-term West Ham deal back in February.
However, the France international has since admitted he could be tempted away from East London with Slaven Bilic’s side currently just one point off the relegation places.
Wenger is believed to be a big fan of the 29-year-old and will come face-to-face with him on Saturday afternoon as the Gunners travel to the London Stadium.
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The Gunners boss also remarked back in April that he has followed his career for some time.
“He was a top talent, always, but had periods of being up and down,” he said.
“I’ve looked at him many times. I’ve known him for a long time. He played at Saint-Etienne and we watched him many times.”
This is not the first time Arsenal have been linked with a move for Payet, although speaking yesterday Wenger suggested he was not tempted to spend in January.