Payet tried to force summer move away from West Ham – report

Date published: Wednesday 21st September 2016 8:29

Dimitri Payet: Asked to leave West Ham

Dimitri Payet attempted to leave West Ham in the summer after he learned that both Real Madrid and PSG were interested in signing him.

The Frenchman followed up a wonderful first season in the Premier League with a very strong showing at Euro 2016 and, as a result, the two European heavyweights were ready to make firm offers for the 29-year-old.

According to Squawka, West Ham told their star player that he would not be going anywhere this summer after only signing a new five-year contract worth £120,000-a-week in February.

Real Madrid will not be returning for the former Marseille attacker any time soon after being suspended by FIFA for the next two transfer windows after the breached the rules on signing U18 players. However, PSG could make a fresh enquiry in January, especially now that the Hammers have no European football whatsoever this season following their shock defeat to Astra in the Europa League play-offs.

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