“I’m 100 per cent staying” – Dimitri Payet

Payet was one of the stars of Euro 2016, performing with great credit for losing finalists France and securing a place in UEFA’s team of the tournament after scoring three goals in seven games.

His performances led to various links with top clubs across Europe, with the club’s co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan rating him in the £50m-£100m bracket earlier in the week but the 29-year-old has given boss Slaven Bilic a huge boost by saying he is happy to be at the Premier League club and is not even thinking about a move away.

“I’ve heard about all the interest and I’m flattered,” Payet told The Sun.

“But I love West Ham. We had a fantastic season and I can’t wait to play in the Olympic Stadium.I’m 100 per cent staying at West Ham, I love the club. I can tell the Hammers fans that.”

Payet was one of the stars of Euro 2016 playing for France

Payet joined West Ham last summer from Marseille and scored nine goals in his 30 Premier League appearances, quickly establishing himself as a fan favourite in the final season at Upton Park.His comments echo those of Sullivan earlier this week – he said: “He’s under contract. There might be six weeks of silliness when he bangs the table. But if you believe what he says, he wants to stay.

“We’ve given him a new contract. If he’s still doing what he’s doing now at Christmas or the end of the season we might give him another new contract.”

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