Rene Girard, Payet's former coach for the France Under-21s team, says the West Ham star is reminiscent of Eric Cantona and Paul Gascoigne.
Rony Lopes has impressed in France, and the Manchester City youngster is reportedly wanted by Herve Renard for next season.
Once again, Divock Origi was booed by Lille fans as he left the field in their 2-1 win over Lyon on Saturday afternoon.
Rene Girard has played down the reported interest in Lille OSC goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama.
After signing in January 2013, Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-M'Biwa is gaining interest from clubs in Ligue 1 this summer.
Arsenal want the Montpellier man but they will be left desperately short of defensive cover if they let him go. Could throwing Sebastian Squillaci into proceedings give them the edge over AC Milan in a January transfer battle?
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