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Arsenal have been installed as favourites to sign West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet this month according to reports.
Although Wenger is insisting that he isn’t looking to bring in any new signing in January, Payet is one of the players being linked with a move to Arsenal.
Payet recently fueled reports linking him with a move to Arsenal by claiming he will fit easily into Wenger’s squad and his comments have caused bookies to act.
Bookmakers Skybet have now placed Arsenal as favourite to sign the midfielder in the January transfer window with an odd of 6/1.
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United follow closely at 7/1 while his former club Marseille and French champions PSG are placed at 10/1 and 12/1 respectively.
Well, I don’t think there is any chance of the midfielder changing clubs in January.
West Ham are not prepared to sell the winger and i’m sure that the odds for him to remain at his club will be smaller than that of him moving to the Emirates.
Slave Bilic recently ruled out the sale of the playmaker and I’m not surprised he has done that as his team are currently struggling in the bottom half of the table. It only makes sense for them to want to keep hold of their best players but whether they have the will power to do that, I’m not so sure.
However, I do not think Wenger will make a move for the winger considering his age, the huge fee that will be needed to sign him and difficulty in creating space for him in our squad.