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Agent of Euro 2016 star says Real Madrid & Barcelona unlikely to have much luck in transfer chase

Dimitri Payet is unlikely to be on the move this summer because he is very happy with the contract that he has with West Ham United, according to his agent.

The 29-year-old was nominated for PFA Player of the Year after a wonderful debut season with the Hammers in which he scored nine Premier League goals and assisted 12 more in only 29 starts.

And his stock has risen further following his brilliant performances at Euro 2016 with hosts France, for whom he has scored twice after being a late addition to Didier Deschamps’ plans.

The Guardian understands that Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona have taken note, but Payet’s representative cannot see him leaving West Ham in this transfer window.

Payet’s long-term adviser, Jacques-Olivier Auguste, told The Guardian: “He has a great contract with West Ham so I cannot see him leaving. Dimitri is happy in London.

“You never know in football but only West Ham know what price they want if they decide to sell him.”

Payet somehow went under the radar of top clubs for 10 years in Ligue 1, but now he is one of the most exciting players in Europe and West Ham are paying him accordingly.

According to The Guardian, the free-kick specialist agreed to wages of £125,000 per week when he signed his February extension, which ties him to the Olympic Stadium until 2021.

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