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Bilic has put the Premier League’s top clubs on alert by claiming Payet does not want to play for West Ham anymore.Payet impressed for the Hammers last season and starred for France at Euro 2016, but has struggled this campaign.And West Ham boss Bilic has admitted Payet wants to move on in the January transfer window.
“We have said we don’t want to sell our best players but Dimitri Payet does not want to play for us,” Bilic said.”I spoke to the chairman and this is not a Monaco fodboldtrøjer money issue. We gave him a long contract because we want him to stay.“We are not going to sell him. “I expect from him to come back and to show commitment and determination to the team like the team has shown to him.”
Payet will not train with West Ham or be included in the team to face Crystal Palace on Saturday (3pm).And Bilic admitted he is unhappy with the 29-year-old’s behaviour.“This team, the staff, we gave him everything, we were always there for him,” he added.’I feel let down. I feel angry.”
Payet has been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal as well as a return to former club Marseille.United boss Jose Mourinho is a fan of the Frenchman and has a space in his squad following the £22million sale of Morgan Schneiderlin to Everton.Chelsea manager Antonio Conte also needs a midfielder following Oscar’s £60m switch to China.And Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could move for Payet after the playmaker revealed last month he would have “fun” at the Emirates.
“I read that Monaco fodboldtrøjer Wenger considers me the missing piece of the Arsenal’s game, but he’s never told me that!” Payet said.”We conceded five or six at home against them. When you see them playing, as a technical player, you could only have fun in that team. They’re candidates for the title every year.”The situation at the club affects me, but I’m an ambitious person.”I’m in a fight with my club and I’m giving everything for them, to get out of this difficult situation, but I’m not closing the door to anything.”