Two more clubs linked with Payet

Dimitri Payet could join Nice on loan, according to the Sunday Mirror.

West Ham are reported to be considering a deal for Payet, 29, to join Nice for the rest of the season.

It comes after the Hammers turned down offers from Marseille who, according to some reports, are not planning to make another bid for their former forward.

Payet has told West Ham he wants to leave the club and has indicated that he is keen to return to Marseille.

With the Hammers keen to offload his wages but unwilling to lower their asking price, the Sunday Mirror say a loan deal with Nice is now being looked at because it would at least enable Payet to return to the south of France.

Nice have been linked with a number of players since being taken over by Chinese and ­American investors last summer.

Meanwhile, the Sunday Express claim Paris St-Germain are also considering a move for Payet.

Sky reported on Friday that Marseille had abandoned their bid to re-sign him and were looking at other targets.

L’Equipe, on the other hand, have reported that Marseille have tabled a new offer for Payet, this time of £26m, in the hope of striking a deal.

The Daily Telegraph suggested on Saturday that neither is true, reporting that no new offer for Payet has been made, nor any indication that Marseille have ended their pursuit of the player.

Writing in The Sun, Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady insisted the club would not be pressured into selling Payet on the cheap.

“If Marseille want a bargain they ought to try Roman Road market,” she declared.

“They should know that Dimitri Payet, skilled enough to play for Real Madrid as well as West Ham, isn’t going cheap, should we decide he can leave at all.”




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