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West Ham £125,000-a-week star not leaving in January - report

By Harvey Byrne

West Ham will take a tough stance over midfield star Dimitri Payet in January, according to a report.

The Daily Mail have claimed that insiders have told them they will not allow themselves to be pushovers when it comes to Payet, who has no release clause in his contract.

The 29-year-old has been linked in a move with French giants Paris-Saint Germain in the winter window, but the report states that the France star is not for sale and has a contract that runs until 2021 to honour.

Payet was awarded with a new deal in February after an impressive debut season where he bagged 15 goals and provided 17 in 44 appearances in all competitions.

The report states that the new contract made him the best-paid player in the history of the club on £125,000-per-week.

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However, a successful European Championships in the summer with France, where he made the final, as well as another good start with the Hammers has attracted the wealthy PSG.

Owned by Qatar Investment Authority, they are one of the wealthiest club’s in the world and could more than likely match Payet’s wages, while offering him Champions League football.

In other West Ham transfer news, they are in talks to clinch a striker deal in the January window.