- Title: West Ham agree Payet fee with Marseille
- Date: 29th January 2017
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (FILE - JUNE 11, 2016) (REUTERS) FRONT PAGES OF FRENCH NEWSPAPERS (L-R) LIBERATION, L'EQUIPE AND LE PARISIEN SHOWING FRANCE'S EURO 2016 FIRST GAME WIN FRONT PAGE PHOTO OF FRENCH GOALSCORERS (L-R) OLIVIER GIROUD AND DIMITRI PAYET FRONT PAGE OF L'EQUIPE, WITH PHOTO OF GIROUD AND PAYET, READING (French): "PAYET SAVES THE DAY" VARIOUS OF FRONT PAGE OF LE PARISIEN, WITH PHOTO OF PAYET, READING (French): "IT'S STARTED WELL!"
- 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: LVA005614U1Q7
- 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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