The path to signing Dimitri Payet has cleared should Arsenal wish to move for the unsettled West Ham forward.
Marseille have been leading the chase for the France international, however reports suggest that after seeing a third bid rejected they have ended their pursuit.
It’s understood the Ligue 1 side have offered something between £20-25million – but the Hammers want nearer to £30m for their star player.
With Payet having told the club he no longer wants to be at the Olympic Stadium there is an opportunity for others to swoop. Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been tentatively linked and might consider making a move.
29-year-old Payet has proved he can cut it in the Premier League and shown at Euro 2016 that he can perform on the biggest stage.