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​West Ham play hard ball with Payet over possible sale

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan insists the club have no intention of selling star man Dimitri Payet.

The 29-year-old playmaker hinted he could leave the Hammers in the January transfer window during an interview with French television channel Telefoot last week.

"Dimitri has had an outstanding year and has become a vital player for France and I am so proud that he is a West Ham player," Sullivan told the club's website.

"He has played 16 times for his country in 2016, scoring seven goals and assisting five more, and inspiring them to the final of the European Championship.

"Dimi signed a new long-term contract in February, pledging his future to this club, and it is very much our intention that he remains with us for years to come."

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