West Ham's Dimitri Payet could soon be subject of third Marseille offer
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 18/01/17 4:58pm
Marseille are preparing to make a third bid for West Ham's wantaway midfielder Dimitri Payet, Sky sources understand.
Talks on Monday, after a second offer from the French side of around £20m, failed to end in agreement over a transfer for the 29-year-old, who spent two seasons with Marseille before joining the Hammers.
Payet trained with West Ham's U23 squad on Wednesday, having worked one-to-one with training staff at their academy base in Chadwell Heath on Tuesday.
The France international, who has turned down numerous offers from clubs in England and China, wants to leave West Ham and return to Marseille for family reasons.
But West Ham are believed to want at least £30m for their No 1 asset, with Marseille's previous offers understood to have been around £11m and £10m shy of that figure.
Payet informed West Ham boss Slaven Bilic of his desire to leave the club last week and he was omitted from their squad for the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace last Saturday.