£26m bid accepted; Arsenal announce the arrival of winger, not Suarez

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Dimitri Payet is a £26million target for Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang – and interestingly this is good news for Arsenal.

The Gunners have been in the market for a number of players this January, and have been most strongly linked with three midfielders.

Ever Banega was the first man on the Gunners’ radar, and was suggested as a signing by Unai Emery, who has worked with the midfielder in the past.

But the Arsenal board were unhappy about parting with good cash for a player in his thirties, and as a result the Gunners started looking at other targets.

The second player the north London side have been linked with is Denis Suarez.

The Barcelona midfielder is out of favour in Spain and has identified Arsenal as the team he wants to play for, but there have been complications over whether the deal will be a loan or permanent switch.

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