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Dimitri Payet determined to return to Marseille and turns down lucrative China offers

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Image: Dimitri Payet is holding off on a move to China

Dimitri Payet is turning down weekly wages of £500,000 from China because he wants to return to Marseille, Sky sources understand.

Hebei China Fortune and two other Chinese Super League clubs have contacted Payet's representatives to say they are willing to pay him £26m a year to move to China.

Hebei China Fortune are managed by former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Payet is refusing to play for West Ham and has told manager Slaven Bilic he wants to return to France for family reasons.

He earns £125,000-a-week at West Ham and is willing to take a pay cut of at least 30 per cent to move back to Marseille.

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Image: Former Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini is in charge of Hebei China Fortune

Marseille made a second bid of £20m for Payet on Monday, but the Hammers are holding out for £30m for their main asset.

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