At a press conference this morning, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic told reporters that Dimitri Payet no longer wants to play for the club.
Bilic added that the Frenchman will not train with the club or be in the team for this weekend's game against Crystal Palace.
Let's get serious. We have said we don’t want to sell our best players but Payet does not want to play for us. He wants to leave.
We are not going to sell him. This team, the staff, we gave him everything, we were always there for him. I feel let down. I feel angry.
I spoke to the chairman and this is not a money issue. We gave him a long contract because we want him to stay.
After an impressive six months at the club following his arrival in the summer of 2015, Payet signed a new five-year deal in February of last year.
#Payet stance at West Ham is similar to Lamine Kone situation at Sunderland. No coincidence they have same agent...
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) January 12, 2017
His first season with West Ham was sensational. He went on to have some impressive performances for France at the European Championships but has failed to his the same heights for his club this season.