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West Ham United star set for bumper new deal

Dimitri Payet could be close to signing a new and improved contract with the club to ward off any outside interest from bigger teams.

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One of West Ham United's main aims during the summer transfer window was to keep hold of talisman Dimitri Payet, not only were the club able to achieve this feat they were also able to tie Payet down to a long term contract worth a reported pay rise believed to be in the region of £50,000, taking his deal to a staggering £125,000 a week.

However, only a few short months after signing his new deal the Frenchman could be in line for another big bumper deal to ward off interest from some of the bigger teams in Europe. According to The Sun, West Ham chiefs have already held talks with the star about in improved deal; however the main concern with putting pen to paper is the lack of goal production this term, netting only twice all season.

In an interview with Telefoot last month, Payet was quoted saying:

“We’ve had a very poor start, leave in January? I’m asking other questions right now but I’ve closed the door to nothing.”

“Go to PSG or Marseille? For now, they have not come to me, so I do not ask myself.”

It's clear to see why higher members of the West Ham board are proactively looking to improve on his 5 year contract, especially with Payet not ruling out a move away from the East London club in January.

Money talks a lot in the modern day game, so it could be enough to keep the French star at the club. Whether or not he still believes in a 'club project' like West Ham's, will it be enough for him to stay with The Hammers? Only time will tell.