Hammers speak out on ‘Payet’s signed’ report

Payet-680x453Reports that West Ham have agreed a deal with Marseilles for Dimitri Payet have been knocked back by Boleyn sources this morning.

The Daily Mail reported we had got our man at a fee of around £12 million but ClaretandHugh has been told by a top Irons source the deal is still in the balance although “we are getting closer.”

Our source said: “We are probably about 70 per cent towards concluding the deal but there’s no way the deal’s been done at this stage.

“We are getting closer but to be perfectly honest with you, it’s a bit like pulling teeth.”

The Mail’s story had claimed: West Ham have agreed a £12 million deal with Marseille for midfielder Dimitri Payet but have rejected a £5 million offer from Sunderland for Stewart Dowing ( reported here two days ago).

It added: ‘Payet was offered new terms by Marseille over the weekend in a bid to keep him at the club, but his family are keen on a move to London. 

 The 28-year-old was due to take a big drop in wages owing to Marseille being out of the Champions League and the club’s offer was an attempt to redress that.’


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9 comments on “Hammers speak out on ‘Payet’s signed’ report

  1. No surprise a deal we are involved in is like pulling teeth 😉

  2. this is becoming boring yawn yawn

  3. Telling the world that the transfer isn’t completed yet is chancing fate, any club could still jump in at the last moment & offer a better deal…

  4. Totally bored of this Payet rubbish 😀

  5. Sign him or shut up. Gag Jr & everyone else who keeps drip feeding us with gossip.

  6. Latest is Remy won’t be coming to West Ham and I don’t believe it’s a done deal for Payet either.Another day another link to a foreign player and another let down.Looks like the old partnership again Carroll and Nolanihino.

  7. Plenty of time left for signings,but i agree i do get fed up with these constant tweets from Jack.He is only a kid but he is playing with grown mens emotions,lol 😀

  8. I have no issue with Jacks tweets if they have some substance to them,but he has been tweeting the same stuff for weeks now with no end product.We are always only days away from a big signing.Three weeks later it still hasnt materialized,lol

  9. I’d rather all this Payet talk was a red herring while we were really lining up the Turkish lad. Glad to hear Remy is unlikely too. As for all the rumours they won’t be stopping until September 1st so maybe Eriko the red and Rads were right head for the hills,mountains or lakes lol

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