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  • Huge West Ham boost as star man ‘very, very close’ to penning new deal

    first_img1 Dimitri Payet Dimitri Payet is on the verge of signing a new West Ham contract, according to boss Slaven Bilic.The French midfielder has been a revelation for the Hammers since arriving from Marseille last summer in a £10.7million deal.His performances have reportedly sparked interest from Premier League heavyweights Chelsea and Manchester City.But West Ham have moved quickly to ensure Payet, 28, snubs any overtures by offering him improved terms on the five-year contract he penned on his arrival.And the 28-year-old now looks set to sign the new deal in a huge boost to the London club.Bilic told reporters on Thursday: “We are very, very close to signing a contract and I hope it’s going to be done.“Both parties have the intention to stay at West Ham. When you are playing like he is playing many clubs are showing interest, but we are going to do everything we can to keep him with us.“Every player has a price but the good thing is he is happy at West Ham, we are more than happy with him and I hope – and I really think – that he will play with us for a long, long time.”last_img read more