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West Ham won't listen to offers under £50m for Payet - Gold

West Ham will not listen to offers under £50 million for Dimitri Payet, says co-chairman David Gold.

Payet enjoyed a superb first season with West Ham, scoring 12 goals and providing 15 assists, before going on to sparkle for France at Euro 2016 this summer.

The midfielder scored three and set up two more to help the host nation reach the final, which they lost 2-0 against Portugal on Sunday.

Payet's displays for France will have only fuelled interest in his services, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain all reportedly interested in him prior to the Euros.

But when speaking to BBC Radio Five Live, Gold said: "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.


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"He's instrumental, he's important to us, the team is built round him and he's not for sale."

Asked how West Ham can keep the former Saint-Etienne, Lille and Marseille man at the club, Gold replied: "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'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."