Soccer-Marseille to sign France striker Payet from Lille (Reuters)

PARIS, June 27 (Reuters) – Olympique Marseille have reached an agreement with Lille to sign France forward Dimitri Payet, the Ligue 1 runners-up said on Thursday. The 26-year-old Payet, who has five caps for France, will sign next week after a medical, Marseille said on their website (www.om.net). “Thanks to the agreement found (today), OM will count on one of the major players of last Ligue 1 season,” they said about a player who scored 12 goals and set up 12 others last season. The transfer fee, which Marseille did not disclose, could reach 10 million euros, according to media reports. …

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