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Slaven Bilic: ‘Dimitri Payet does not want to play for West Ham’

Payet wants to leave

The Hammers’ manager Slaven Bilic announced that the Frenchman Dimitri Payet does not want to play for the club, but they are not willing to sell him.

The 29-year-old midfielder helped the Hammers finish seventh in his first season in the Premier League, but now after big transfer activity West Ham fails to perform. Slaven Bilic’s team blew out of the FA Cup, losing to Manchester City 5-0. West Ham are currently 13th in the Premier League table, and things don’t look to turn out good till the end of the season.

Ahead of the clash with Crystal Palace, Bilic said: “We have a situation with a player, Payet. He wants to leave.We have said we don’t want to sell our best players but Payet does not want to play for us. He wants to leave. We are not going to sell him.This team, the staff, we gave him everything, we were always there for him. I feel let down. I feel angry.”