Dimitri Payet Transfer News: West Ham, Marseille struggle to close deal

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West Ham United and Marseille are still struggling to reach a final agreement over Dimitri Payet. No breakthrough was made between both the clubs after prolonged negotiations on Friday.

“As long as the window is open it is possible that the deal will be done but at the moment it’s still miles away,” an insider has revealed to Sky Sports. The 29-year-old Payet has been dropped from the West Ham squad after he made a request to leave the club last week.

The Hammers are demanding a transfer fee of around £30 million ($37.64m) for the France international. However, the Ligue 1 side is not willing to go above £25m ($31.37m) for Payet.

Marseille had been hoping that West Ham’s signing of Robert Snodgrass from Hull City would open the door for Payet’s transfer. However, it is not to be as the London based club is not willing to budge from the player’s valuation.

Apart from Payet’s transfer fee, both West Ham and Marseille are also having differed opinions over the structure of the deal. However, until the January transfer window remains open, there is a possibility of the deal happening, as reported by Express.

Payet had a sensational debut season for West Ham since making his move from Marseille in 2015. The Frenchman made a total of 30 Premier League appearances for the club in which he created an impressive 116 chances. The attacking midfielder also netted in 9 goals, according to Squawka.

The man from Saint-Pierre, Réunion also had a brilliant Euro 2016 for France. He created 24 chances and scored 3 goals for his country in 7 appearances.

Payet is currently training with West Ham’s Under-23 squad. He did not feature in The Hammer’s 0-0 draw with Aston Villa on Friday night.

Dimitri Payet for West Ham in 2015/16

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