West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has been speaking about the future of Dimitri Payet at his press conference and this is what he’s had to say…
“We have said hundreds of times we don’t want to sell our best players. He’s definitely our best player,” Bilic added. “That’s why we gave him a long contract, and then a new contract four months later.
“I phoned him with that and he refused to play for us. I have a team to manage. He’s probably been tapped up by some clubs or whatever. That is usual at this time of year.
“But until he changes his attitude he is out of the team and he’s not going to train with us. But we are not going to sell him, not whatsoever.”
SB: "We have said we don't want to sell our best players but @dimpayet17 does not want to play for us. We are not going to sell him.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 12, 2017
Despite the apparent stand-off, Bilic said there is still a way back for Payet.
“I expect him to come back and show commitment and determination to the team, like the team has shown to him,” he said.
“I have spoke to the club, the chairman and the vice-chairman. It’s not a money issue. We want to keep him. That’s it.”