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West Ham: French Giants Pull Plug On Dimitri Payet Deal [Report]

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Dimitri Payet of West Ham United looks dejected during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London Stadium on January 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Marseille are said to have given up on on signing West Ham United midfielder Dimitri Payet.

Sky Sports¬†report that the French side have lost interest in the winger and are now considering alternative options. Marseille submitted three separate bids after holding talks with Payet but failed to meet the Hammers’ valuation of the French international.

Payet, who has refused to play for Slaven Bilic’s men since speculation about his future began, actually joined the club in 2015 from Marseille. However, now that the plug has been pulled on a move, the 29-year-old may have to look for opportunities elsewhere as it looks unlikely he will ever play for the Londoners¬†again.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22:  Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United, (L) speaks to Dimitri Payet of West Ham United (C) during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Sunderland at Olympic Stadium on October 22, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

The Independent¬†reported that Payet had been removed from West Ham’s Whatsapp group amid anger and frustration amongst his teammates. The winger had been heavily tipped for a move form the London Stadium following his impressive showing at last summer’s European Championships.

However, Payet remained at the club where his form has suffered as West Ham endure a difficult start to life at their new home. Now that the team has found a strong run of form in recent weeks however, Bilic may feel that he can make do without the Frenchman.

With a host of clubs linked with Payet’s signature in the summer, he may find a new home before the transfer window is closed, but if West Ham price clubs out of a move he could face the remainder of the Premier League season in the reserves.

Nick Menezes, Pundit Arena

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Nick is a soccer, GAA and rugby fanatic who has a worrying obsession with the Irish football team. His articles focus on Irish football and he also writes some light-hearted pieces, particularly quirky starting XIs.