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​Payet to stay and help West Ham's relegation battle

Dimitri Payet has given West Ham a major boost ahead of the January transfer window by insisting he is committed to helping the Hammers move away from relegation danger, reports Sky Sports.

"West Ham are currently in a difficult situation," he said. "It takes a lot of my energy, I have to work and do what it takes to get out of this bad position.

"There are periods that are made for asking yourself questions, and I'll do it at that moment. I want to continue the season that I had in 2015-16 with France and West Ham, which was rather good."

Payet has been a stand-out performer for West Ham since arriving from Marseille for £10.75m in June 2015, scoring 15 goals in 55 appearances, and was rewarded with a new five-and-a-half year deal in February.

But when asked if he wanted to stay at West Ham for the next few years, Payet told L'Equipe Sport & Style:"I haven't asked myself the question yet. It's still not the right time.

"Of course I have ambitions, but I want to do things in order.

"Now, my objective is the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and to play in it, I need to perform well with my club."

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