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Report: Payet set for shock West Ham comeback

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Dimitri Payet’s representatives have offered West Ham United the opportunity to re-sign their former star player this summer, claims The Guardian

The France international had left the Hammers two years ago in some rather controversial circumstances, that had soured his relationship with the club, for a return back to Marseille.

Payet had handed in a transfer request to the West Ham board in the middle of the 2016/17 campaign after growing discontent with life at the club.

However, the London club stood firm and rejected the request.

But Payet eventually did seal his dream return to Marseille in a £25m deal after his refusal to play for West Ham any longer.

Although, the 31-year-old apparently does still hold some affection for his former club and is now understood to be keen on a reunion due to Manuel Pellegrini’s appointment as the new head coach.

The new West Ham boss is concerned about the reaction of the club supporters and has taken to consulting his senior players over the move before taking any final decision, despite the fact that he is currently in the market for a creative player.

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is understood to be in negotiations over joining West Ham this summer, although Payet may still have a chance at rejoining the club due to Manuel Lanzini’s long-term injury.

But the Frenchman will first have to prove his own fitness, having suffered a big injury of his own in Marseille’s Europa League final defeat to Atletico Madrid back in May – which saw him miss out on a place for the World Cup with France.