Payet ‘flattered by interest’, but says: ‘I love West Ham, I’m staying’

Date published: Friday 15th July 2016 7:21

Dimitri Payet: Wanted by Mou at Old Trafford

Dimitri Payet: Wanted by Mou at Old Trafford

France playmaker Dimitri Payet has insisted he is “100 per cent staying at West Ham”.

The 29-year-old free-kick expert had been linked with with a move away from the London club after a number of impressive performances during his country’s run to the final of Euro 2016.

But the former Marseille player, who helped the Hammers to a seventh-placed finish in the Premier League last season, has stressed his commitment to Slaven Bilic’s team.

“I’ve heard about all the interest and I’m flattered. But I love West Ham,” Payet told the Sun.

“We had a fantastic season and I can’t wait to play in the Olympic Stadium.

“I’m 100 per cent staying at West Ham, I love the club. I can tell the Hammers fans that.”

According to the Daily Mail, Inter Milan were weighing up a £38million bid for the Euro 2016 star as they look to get back into the Champions League.

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan said earlier this month that Payet was worth £100million in today’s market – but insisted he was “not for sale”.

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