Report: West Ham fending off interest in Oxford and Payet, Gold claims neither will leave

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Reece Oxford as he is substituted

West Ham are reportedly fighting to keep Reece Oxford and Dimitri Payet at the club.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Reece Oxford as he is substitutedWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Reece Oxford as he is substituted

According to The Mirror, West Ham are fending off interest in Reece Oxford and Dimitri Payet, with David Gold claiming neither player is leaving.

After such an impressive first season under Slaven Bilic, which saw the Hammers finish in seventh place, it's no great surprise that West Ham players are attracting admiring glances, even if the club would rather sign players than sell them ahead of their big move to the Olympic Stadium.

West Ham's Dimitri PayetWest Ham's Dimitri Payet

The Mirror claim that clubs are interested in signing playmaker Dimitri Payet, whilst Manchester United are keen on highly-rated teenager Reece Oxford.

Payet, 29, has become one of the Premier League's top stars since his move from Marseille last summer, as his 12 goals and 12 assists in all competitions made him an Upton Park hero.

England's Reece Oxford celebrates scoring their first goalEngland's Reece Oxford celebrates scoring their first goal

With so much quality as well as the ability to produce magical moments, it's no surprise Payet is wanted elsewhere, even though he did sign a new contract with the Hammers back in February; something which should deter teams from trying to sign him anyway.

Meanwhile, 17-year-old Oxford hit the headlines back in August with an outstanding debut performance against Arsenal, but was largely kept out of the first-team setup after that.

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Now though, The Mirror claim that West Ham are looking to fend off interest in both players, with co-chairman David Gold adding that neither player will be leaving this summer.

"We have no plans to let these players go," said Gold - and now West Ham fans will be hoping that he keeps to his word and manages to keep both players at the Olympic Stadium.

Do you think Payet and Oxford will still be at West Ham next season?

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