Payet replacement revenge? West Ham linked Kevin Mirallas admits Everton discontent

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Everton's Kevin Mirallas says he is unhappy with his current situation at the club, and these comments should place West Ham boss Slaven Bilic on high alert.

Everton's Kevin Mirallas has told Belgian newspaper L'Avenir he is unhappy with his current situation at the club, and these comments should place West Ham boss Slaven Bilic on high alert.

Bilic admitted to the Liverpool Echo last week ahead of West Ham's clash with Everton that Mirallas was a player he liked.

He said: "Chelsea did everything they could do to try to sign John Stones in the summer but Everton refused to do business with them.

"That takes guts. We also had an interest in Kevin Mirallas but we were not able to get him."

Mirallas played just 26 minutes as a substitute this weekend, and has been out of favour at Everton. He has made only one Premier League start and five appearances from the bench this season, with one red card and no goals.

He told L'Avenir: "This is a situation that can not last much longer. If it does, I'll have to ask the right questions and, [work] together with my manager in January to find a solution."

His unhappiness may be the perfect solution to West Ham's current injury trouble.

Star man Dmitri Payet was injured in a tackle by Everton' James McCarthy, and will be out of action for three months.

Mirallas could be just the player to provide competition for Payet even when he is back at full fitness, and West Ham snapping him up would be a bit of poetic revenge for the challenge which put the Frenchman on the sidelines.

The winger signed a new contract only in August, renewing his deal until 2018, but this season has not been satisfactory for him, especially with Euro 2016 on the horizon.

Everton will be tough to negotiate with, as Bilic already understands, but the Hammers showed in the summer they are willing to invest, and may chose to do so again in January to continue their strong start to the season and not trail off as they did a year ago.

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