By Dominic Toner
Dimitri Payet is set to remain with West Ham for the foreseeable future, according to a report.
The Sun claim that the Hammers chiefs are in no mood to sell their star player despite interest in him from some of the world’s elite clubs.
It is reported that Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid are all eyeing the 29-year-old, but West Ham will not sell their talisman.
Payet signed a five-year deal with West Ham in the summer on a £90,000-a-week contract.
The attacking midfielder has emerged into a fan favourite since he signed in 2015 from Marseille and is regarded as their standout player.
He helped the club to a seventh-placed finish last season and was the driving force behind Slaven Bilic’s side.
Payet has made 55 appearances for the Hammers in all competitions, scoring 17 goals and supplying 22 assists from midfield.
The playmaker also starred in France’s team at the European Championships and helped the host nation to the final, were they were beaten by Portugal.
West Ham have endured a difficult start to the season by being eliminated from Europe and currently sitting one point above the relegation zone in the Premier League.
Payet has made a reasonable start to the campaign and has directly been involved in seven goals during his first 11 games, but the Hammers will need him at his top form if they are to climb the league table.
In other West Ham transfer news, they are in talks to clinch a striker deal in the January window.