Report explains how West Ham feel about Payet's future and contract situation

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West Ham reportedly aren't looking to hand Dimitri Payet a new contract.

According to The Times, West Ham won't be offering Dimitri Payet a new contract despite his fine performances - and believe he will stay at the club regardless.

Payet, 28, has been one of the signings of the Premier League season, with his skill dazzling the Upton Park faithful, earning comparisons to former Hammers heroes such as Paolo Di Canio and Carlos Tevez in the process.

Having arrived from Marseille, Payet was billed as West Ham's big summer arrival, and he has certainly lived up to the hype, even though he has missed two months of the season through injury.

Payet's first start in the league since November came on Tuesday night in West Ham's 3-1 victory at Bournemouth, and he came back with a bang, scoring a superb free kick before notching an assist for Enner Valencia to score.

Now, The Times report that despite the fact that Payet has been serving up some incredible performances, West Ham currently have no plans to offer him a new and improved contract.

It's also stated that West Ham don't fear losing Payet right now, and believe that they can keep hold of him long-term - because they think playing at Upton Park on a regular basis offers him the best chance to get back in to the French national team squad.

Payet currently isn't in the plans of France boss Didier Deschamps, and doesn't look like making the French squad for their home European Championships campaign this summer - but if he continues to keep up this run of form, it will be hard for Deschamps, and possibly rival clubs, to ignore him.

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