- Title: West Ham agree Payet fee with Marseille
- Date: 29th January 2017
- Summary: CLAIREFONTAINE, FRANCE (FILE - JUNE 29, 2016) (REUTERS) PAYET POSING FOR SELFIE WITH FANS AND SIGNING AUTOGRAPH PAYET STRIKING BALL WHICH IS SAVED BY GOALKEEPER, STEVEN MANDANDA PARIS, FRANCE (FILE - JULY 11, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF FRENCH SOCCER TEAM WALKING IN FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL COURTYARD AFTER LOSING IN EURO 2016 FINAL TO PORTUGAL FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE GREETING PLAYERS INCLUDING PAYET PRESIDENT HOLLANDE POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS WITH FRANCE TEAM, PAYET STANDS NEXT TO PRESIDENT HOLLANDE AND THEY SPEAK LILLE, FRANCE (FILE - JUNE 18, 2016) (REUTERS) PAYET AND FRANCE MIDFIELDER, N'GOLO KANTE PASSING BALL DURING TRAINING SESSION LYON, FRANCE (FILE - JUNE 25, 2016) (REUTERS) PAYET AT A FRANCE TRAINING SESSION CLAIREFONTAINE, FRANCE (FILE - JULY 2, 2016) (REUTERS) PAYET PUTTING BROWN BIB ON AS HE WALKS THEN JOGS ON PITCH MARSEILLE, FRANCE (FILE - JULY 6, 2016) (REUTERS) PAYET TALKING TO FRANCE TEAM MATE, MOUSSA SISSOKO PAYET WARMING UP WITH TEAM MATES CLAIREFONTAINE, FRANCE (FILE - JULY 9, 2016) (REUTERS) PAYET TRAINING ALONGSIDE FRANCE TEAM MATE, SAMUEL UMTITI SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE (FILE - NOVEMBER 10, 2016) (REUTERS) KANTE, DEFENDER LAURENT KOLSCIELNY AND PAYET JOGGING DURING FRANCE TRAINING SESSION
- Embargoed: 12th February 2017 13:05
- Keywords: France Dimitri Payet transfer soccer Olympique Marseille West Ham
- Location: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS / MARSEILLE, SAINT-DENIS, CLAIREFONTAINE, LYON AND PARIS, FRANCE / LONDON AND LIVERPOOL ENGLAND AND SWANSEA, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS / MARSEILLE, SAINT-DENIS, CLAIREFONTAINE, LYON AND PARIS, FRANCE / LONDON AND LIVERPOOL ENGLAND AND SWANSEA, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: France
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA006614U1Q7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: West Ham United have agreed to sell France forward Dimitri Payet to Olympique de Marseille for 25 million pounds ($31.37 million), the Premier League club announced on Sunday (January 29).
Payet, who left Marseille in 2015 to join the London side, is expected to undergo a medical before signing his contract later on Sunday.
The French international made it clear that he wished to return to Marseille in this transfer window and reportedly refused to play against Crystal Palace two weeks ago.
Although West Ham originally said he must stay, they have now agreed to a deal after accepting a fee of almost two and half times what they paid for him.
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