Hammers: Payet deal “very close”


payetarmsoutDmitri Payet is right at this moment (Thursday evening) “very close to signing an improved deal with West Ham United.

As we reported via our insiders yesterday the brilliant midfielder has been presented with a variety of new contract options and is now in the process of bringing the short saga to an end.

Speculation that he’d been hunted by Chelsea and Manchester United and that a big money offer was on the way from China have – as reported here -have ┬áproved entirely untrue.

And our senior source at the club made it clear yesterday that the whole issue would be settled within a month along with the Lanzini deal and the conclusion of contract talks with Cheik Kouyate.

The club has consistently told CandH that Payet would be staying and he is now possibly within a couple of hours of putting pen to paper on the new offer.

We were told just seconds ago: “We are now ironing out the final details. We are very close indeed and it’s looking very good.”

We understand that talks will continue into the evening at David Sullivan’s Essex mansion.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • bubs says:

    Hope at the bottom it says not to be renegotiated for 3 years or more,
    Block the agents number
    And let Dimitri enjoy being our star player for couple of years until Lanzini and Cullen learn a bit more and push for his Position as top boy,
    Lanzini must be tied to a 5 year contract that is good enough so we don’t have this bull all the time he has proved he is worth it,
    Kouyate will be player of the year what ever the vote this year and again wants putting pen to paper for 5 years,
    That’s the midfield taken care of next term we can get Obiang on anew contract with Oxford and we can all get some sleep,
    When Naymar signs in the summer the world will be a great place

  • Dagenhamjohn says:

    its nothing more than a pay rise, contracts are made to be broke in the prem these days, all about getting the maximum for the minimum!

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Better than close its official, we have Payet until 2021 !!

  • Dagenhamjohn says:

    great news, just need the Lanzini 1 now!

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