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West Ham turn down second Marseille Payet bid

Payet wants to leave West Ham. Credit: PA

West Ham have rejected a second bid from Marseille for wantaway playmaker Dimitri Payet, according to reports.

The Hammers have said they will not sell France international Payet despite the fact manager Slaven Bilic revealed last week he is refusing to play.

Both co-chairman David Gold and David Sullivan have stressed they have no interest in allowing the 29-year-old to leave and have now turned down another offer from Payet's former club Marseille.

"With a number of top Premier League players holding clubs to ransom is it time to close the January transfer window? dg," Gold wrote on Twitter.

Oldham Athletic exit transfer embargo

Oldham Athletic could potentially sign players now. Credit: PA

League One strugglers Oldham Athletic have confirmed they are no longer under a transfer embargo.

Oldham, who are currently 23rd in the table, were stopped from signing players as they owed £300,000 to HMRC.

The club can confirm, with immediate effect, the transfer embargo placed upon the club has now been lifted.

– Oldham Athletic

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West Brom bid £10m for Hull City midfielder

Jake Livermore is interesting Tony Pulis. Credit: PA

West Brom have made a #10million offer for Hull midfielder Jake Livermore.

The Baggies are chasing the 27-year-old after missing out on Morgan Schneiderlin to Everton, Press Association Sport understands.

Albion boss Tony Pulis is keen to add quality to his squad as they try to maintain a surprise challenge for Europa League qualification.

Toure: Man City will not given up on title

Yaya Toure insists Manchester City will not give up on the Premier League title.

Manager Pep Guardiola appeared to rule City out of the race after Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Everton left them 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.

It was a damaging and humbling experience for City but Toure is convinced they can bounce back as they host second-placed Tottenham next weekend.

The 33-year-old midfielder said: "I think in the Premier League everything is possible. In football you have to be positive. I am a positive guy.

Yaya Toure was in the team drubbed by Everton. Credit: PA

"I know it is tough sometimes but you have to accept that and continue to work hard, and we will have the chance. We just have to win a couple of games and everything will come back again.

"On Saturday we have an important game. We have to keep going. It is a difficult situation but what we have to do is work hard and try to bounce back.

"The league is still long. We have to try to do the business on Saturday and then we are coming back again."

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