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Hammers send Marseilles packing …..again!

payetWEST HAM have again sent Marseilles packing after receiving a new offer for Dimi Payet which offered an increase on the previous bid of less than 1 million euros.

The French club’s latest offer was immediately waved away by the Irons board who are sticking hard to their refusal to be bullied into a sale.

Marseilles are intent on keeping the purchase price low in order to load cash into the player’s personal terms despite some reports that he’s ready to take a massive pay cut.

In fact Payet’s position becomes more perilous by the day given Marseilles’ lack of will to come anywhere near the asking price.

The player has allegedly turned up late for training with the under 23s and on Sunday reportedly walked away early –  a decision which could again carry club fines.

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West Ham are determine to get the £30 million bottom line figure they have insisted on from the start of negotiations and should it not be forthcoming the player could be left to sweat it out in until the summer.


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9 comments on “Hammers send Marseilles packing …..again!

  1. These games they are playing is gettin silly

  2. Marseilles unsettled the player so they must pay the price and stop their silly incremental increases. We cannot really talk though as we have played similar silly games with our low bids and incremental increases for players from Brentford and Hull

    • Its intereating though that for all the abuse given out for what some consider a derisory offer of 6 million plus add ons for Snodgrass that Middlesborough & supposedly Burnley have offered pretty much the same.

  3. Ridiculous. The fella that owns Marseille is absolutely loaded, he can spend 30 mil at least.

  4. Mainly because that’s what he’s worth.

    Our negotiating position is very simple. He’s worth £35m. We are willing to accept £30m as a bottom line. If we don’t get what we want, we will keep him and fine him repeatedly for not adhering to the terms of his contract, so won’t be paying him any wages, during which time his fitness and ability to put himself in the shop window in the Summer diminishes, wasting 6 months of being able to shine.

    I suspect, come the 31st January, it will happen, one way or another. Someone will come in for him and, having burned his bridges with us, he’ll accept another offer to go elsewhere. Anywhere but East London. I’m firmly with the club on this one.

    • The comment posted against the wrong post – the “Mainly that’s what he’s worth” comment was about Snodgrass. The rest was about Dimi.

  5. Come on Marseille, £30m just Payet.

  6. It’s a yawn fest all this Payet saga, whatever we sell him for we should addin a 50% sell on fee, at his age whoever signs him will like us think they are getting him for the rest of his career but like us they will soon realise he is a mercenary and will move on again probably to China who will pay a large fee for him.

  7. So many conflicting reports on the figures,I thought they had offered 26 mill,according to sky,then a couple of hours later it was 22 mill.
    If and I think we will get around 28 mill offered, towards the end of Jan,we should sell him,for that,but no less.COYI

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