By Tony Hughes

Dimitri Payet has delivered a bombshell to West Ham by admitting he could leave West Ham in January after being underwhelmed by the team’s start to the season.

The French playmaker has revealed he is asking questions about the way their season has gone so far for Slaven Bilic’s side.

West Ham drew 1-1 against Stoke on Saturday and go into the international break knowing that they could be in the bottom three by Christmas.

Their next five fixtures include Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United twice — once in the Premier League and once in the EFL Cup quarter-final.

“We’ve had a very poor start,” said Payet, speaking on French television show Telefoot. “Leave in January? I’m asking other questions right now but I’ve closed the door to nothing.

“Until now, I always chose my clubs depending on the sports project. I work like that. Until I can play at a level like this, it will be the case.

“Go to PSG or Marseille? For now, they have not come to me, so I do not ask myself.”

Payet, 29, has not quite been able to reach the heights of his stunning debut campaign for West Ham but has still scored two goals and supplied five assists from his 11 matches, including a wonder goal against Middlesbrough in the Premier League last month.

The France international assisted Michail Antonio for the opening goal on Saturday before Bojan Krkic equalised for Stoke.

In other West Ham transfer news, the club are preparing to move for a Premier League defender next month in order to seal a deal before the window opens.