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Manager Bilic: Payet wants to leave West Ham

Dimitri Payet wants out. Photo: PA

Dimitri Payet has told West Ham he wants to leave the club, manager Slaven Bilic has revealed.

The Frenchman has been linked with a move away from the London Stadium, with former club Marseille interested in re-signing him.

"We have a situation with a player and it is Dimitri Payet. He wants to leave. The club, us, as I said so many times before, we don’t want to sell him. We’ve said hundreds of times that we don’t want to sell our best players, we want to keep them," Bilic said in his press conference.

“I have a team to manage and he has probably been tapped up by some clubs, or whatever, which is usual in this part of the year, in the transfer window. Anyway, until he changes his attitude, he is out of the team. He isn’t going to train with us.

“We aren’t going to sell him, not whatsoever. It’s not a money issue or anything. We want to keep our best players and I expect from him to come back and to show commitment and determination to the team like the team has shown to him.”

Slaven Bilic doesn't want to lose Payet. Credit: PA

The French international impressed in his first season in the Premier League, but has struggled to match those standards this season, scoring just twice this campaign.

Bilic says he won't play the former Marseille forward until the matter is resolved.

It is also a possibility that the forward will head to the monied world of the Chinese Super League.