Marseille reach deal to sign Payet from Lille

Marseille have reached an agreement in principle to sign French international Dimitri Payet from Lille, subject to a medical, the club announced Thursday on their official website.

No details regarding the fee or the length of the contract were made available, while a medical was expected to take place next week.

Payet, 26, scored 12 goals for Lille last season and with a league record 12 assists, was described as "one of the best players in Ligue 1 during the 2012/13 campaign" in a statement released by Marseille.

The winger has been capped five times by France.