West Ham & Marseille finally reach an agreement over Payet transfer

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Dimitri Payet is on course for a return to Marseille after a fee of £25m was agreed between the Ligue 1 club and West Ham.

The two sides have been locked in talks for a number of weeks regarding the wantaway playmaker, who earlier this month expressed his desire to leave the London Stadium in favour of a switch back to France.

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Two bids have already been rejected by the Hammers but on Sunday afternoon, the east London team announced that an offer of £25m had been accepted for their prized asset.

Payet dazzled in his first season at West Ham following a £10.7m move in the summer of 2015, scoring a number of stunning goals as he earned a PFA Player of the Year nomination.

He signed an improved contract in February 2016 amid interest from a host of top clubs, but has since decided that a move back to Marseille is the best thing for his reportedly home-sick family.

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And, after initially rejecting exit talk and demoting the player to the U23 training squad, the Hammers have reluctantly acquiesced to the player’s will following the completion of the transfer of former Hull City midfielder Robert Snodgrass for a fee of £10.2m.

The 29-year-old will now swiftly agree terms with L’OM before completing the move early next week, where it is understood he will take a £25,000 per week pay-cut.

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