'I am not closing the door to anything' – Payet open to Marseille return
The West Ham and France star has fuelled speculation surrounding his future by refusing to rule out a potential move back to Ligue 1
Dimitri Payet has fuelled speculation surrounding his future at West Ham by refusing to rule out a potential return to former club Marseille.
The 29-year-old has been linked with several big clubs including Manchester United after starring for West Ham last season, before helping France reach the Euro 2016 final.
However, Payet – who played for Marseille from 2013 to 2015 – has suggested he could be interested in moving back to Ligue 1.
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He told SFR Sport: “I am not closing the door to anything.”
Should Payet look to leave West Ham, it is understood that it would take a huge offer to lure him away from the London Stadium.
West Ham co-chairman David Gold said in July that the club would not entertain offers less than £50m for Payet.
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Marseille have since been taken over by Frank McCourt, the former owner of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers, and have big plans to return to the top of French football.
“Marseille have a new project which seems interesting,” Payet added. “Aside from that, we are obviously waiting to see the first few things that the new owners do, but Marseille knows how attached I am to the club.
“When I talk about it, I say the best possible things, because that is what I think, so why not.”
Payet has scored two Premier League goals for West Ham so far this season.