Arsene Wenger speaks out on Dimitri Payet move: I rate him
ARSENE WENGER has responded to speculation linking Arsenal with a move for West Ham's Dimirti Payet.
08:59, Thu, Jan 19, 2017
| UPDATED: 09:49, Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Arsene Wenger rules out Dimitri Payet move
Payet is expected to leave West Ham this month after he informed Slaven Bilic he refuses to play and train for the club.
His most likely destination is Ligue 1 giants Marseille, where West Ham signed him from, as he looks to return to France after just a year-and-a-half in England.
Arsene Wenger has also been linked with a move to bring the 29-year-old to Arsenal.
West Ham insist they are under no financial obligation to sell the France international and are holding out for at least £30million.
And while Wenger admits he is an admirer of Payet's abilities, the Gunners boss insists he has enough creative midfielder in his squad already.
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Wenger said: “I rate Payet but I don’t need Payet because we have so many creative players. We have many players who can play in this position.”
The French tactician is expecting a quiet January window as a whole.
“I expect it to be a very quiet period," Wenger added. “We are very strong. We have many, many players who can come in.”
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