West Ham have this morning issued an official statement on Dimitri Payet’s contractual situation revealing they are involved in “amicable and productive talks about an improvement and extension to his contract.”
And they are saying that those talks were initiated by themselves rather than giving way to any demands made by the player’s agents.
The statement reads: “Following reports in today’s media, West Ham United would like to clarify that at no time have Dimitri Payet or his agent made any demands to the Club over a new contract. However, the Club can confirm that due to Dimitri’s outstanding impact since his arrival at the Boleyn Ground, they have initiated amicable and productive talks about an improvement and extension to his contract. Those talks are progressing well and it is hoped they can be concluded shortly.Dimitri would like to make clear that he is very proud to play for West Ham United and he appreciates the support he has received from the Board, manager and fans since he joined the Club in the summer.”