As good as the news is, however, most West Ham fans are simply hoping the 28-year-old does not return from international duty with an injury.
Should Payet and his West Ham team-mates all remain fit heading into the run-in, the east London side have their best chance yet of reaching next season's Champions League.
For now, though, the Frenchman's priorities remain with his country:
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Manchester United are below West Ham on goal difference in sixth.
Meanwhile, West Ham have also wished Victor Moses luck ahead of his international game, with the winger involved in a competitive match - unlike most whose nations are only playing in friendlies.