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Arsenal have opened talks with Dimitri Payet’s camp to ascertain the possibility of signing the playmaker this month, according to reports.
The playmaker is currently pushing for a move away from West Ham and has refused to play for the Hammers again.
It was thought that Slaven Bilic and the decision makers at West Ham would block the midfielder’s exit but it appears they have softened their stand and will now allow the unhappy player leave if they receive an offer their matches their valuation.
And according to the Daily Star, Arsenal have opened Preliminary talks with the player’s representatives to ascertain if he would be interested in a move to North London.
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United have also made similar move and will look to rival Arsenal for the playmaker’s signature.
Clubs from Asia are also said to be keen on signing the playmaker but it is understood that he will prefer a return to Marseille where he left to join West Ham in 2015.
The French man is desperate to return to Marseille just after one and a half year in England and is expected to reject offers from other clubs.
But Arsenal do have a chance to sign the player, Marseille may struggle to meet West Ham’s valuation which could damage any chance of the player returning to the French club but we won’t have that problem and may quickly swoop for his services if an opportunity arises.
Personally, i’m not sure if we should make a move for the French man or not. He is a quality player that will improve our squad a lot but considering his age, I may be tempted to pass up the opportunity to sign him.