Payet wants out of West Ham
The Dimitri Payet situation at West Ham is quite incredible.
Despite just signing a new contract last year, the Frenchman wants to leave West Ham – and the early rumour is that he could be Arsenal-bound.
Hammers boss Slaven Bilic dramatically revealed as much at his press conference today.
On the one hand you can understand Payet – he is a world class player playing for a club that’s become a running gag; but on the other, going on strike like this never looks good.
Marseille see bid rejected
And as was to be expected, the sharks have begun circling after being tempted with the bait.
Payet is one of the best players in Europe, and he won’t be short of suitors.
Most of the top Premier League clubs will surely be interested, but Payet is receiving interest from further afield.
Namely, from Ligue 1 giants Marseille.
The French club have made an ambitious attempt to re-sign their former player, who they sold to West Ham in the summer of 2015.
Unsurprisingly, the bid was rejected.
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