ClaretandHugh can today confirm that West Ham are involved in intensive discussions to bring Dmitri Payet to the club but that Marseilles are currently demanding£12 million for the playmaker.
The Hammers are very keen indeed to snatch the 28 year old but believe the price is too high for a 28 year old.
They are seriously impressed with his record last season which showed him providing seven goals and 21 assists for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Reports in France claimed last night that Payet has decided to wait on an announcement concerning Bielsa’s future.
However, – as is always the case – it seems that transfer fees and wages are more pertinent with a top Hammers insider marking ClaretandHugh’s card on the current state of negotiations.
He said: “Marseilles want £12m which is a lot for a player of his age. There’s also big wages involved but we really do like him . However, the club does have alternative targets if it doesn’t work out.”
A full run-down on the player can be found here http://www.whoscored.com/Players/14058/Show/Dimitri-Payet