West Ham United will not consider offers under £50 million for star attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet according to FourFourTwo.
Hammers co-chairman David Gold revealed that Payet is not for sale and even if they received a bid in excess of £50 million they would probably reject it.
Payet has attracted interest from across Europe after scoring 12 goals and providing 15 assists for the Hammers in his debut season.
The 29-year-old raised his value further with an impressive Euro 2016 campaign scoring three goals and providing two assists for the hosts helping them reach the final.
Payet was so influential for France this summer that he was named in the official UEFA team of the tournament.
Gold was quoted by FourFourTwo [via BBC Radio Five Live] as saying: “The super-clubs would come after a player of his ability. We wouldn’t even listen to any offer under £50million and even then we need to keep our best players so we just don’t welcome any offers at all for Dimitri.”
“He’s instrumental, he’s important to us, the team is built round him and he’s not for sale.”
Gold also revealed that Payet is happy at the club and excited to play in the Olympic Stadium which West Ham will be moving into next season.
Payet did of course sign a five-year contract extension back in February and is reported to have settled in well to live in London.
“You make him as happy as you can, he has a great relationship with the manager, which is very, very important to a player,” he added.
“He’s settled in London with this family, the fans adore him and we’re going to the Olympic Stadium.
“We’ve done everything we possibly could do. I’m hoping that will be enough.”
West Ham have strengthened over the summer making a number of important signings including Gokhan Tore who joined on a one-year loan yesterday.