David Gold makes an admission about Dimitri Payet future

France's Dimitri Payet waits to be substituted on

Dimitri Payet has been linked with moves away from West Ham United in the summer transfer window.

Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring the second goal for West Ham

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has admitted to The Sun that Dimitri Payet could leave in the summer transfer window.

Payet enjoyed a successful season in the Premier League in 2015-16 and is playing well for France at the ongoing 2016 European Championship.

According to The Sun, Chelsea and Inter Milan are interested in signing the 29-year-old attacking midfielder in the summer transfer window.

The London Evening Standard reported last month that West Ham fear that Payet could force a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer.

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	West Ham's co owner David Gold poses outside the construction of the Olympic Stadium.  West Ham have proposed to take over the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 London Olympics

West Ham co-chairman Gold has made it clear that the club will try their best to hold onto the Frenchman, but he has admitted that a move from Madrid or Barcelona could be too tempting for the attacking midfielder this summer.

“We’ll fight tooth and nail to make sure Dimitri pulls on a claret and blue shirt next season,” Gold told The Sun.

“We want to improve our squad and Dimitri is an integral part of what we’re trying to do. But we also must be realistic.

“If Barcelona or Real Madrid made a bid and he wanted to move there, it would be difficult to keep him.”

West Ham co chairmans David Sullivan and David Gold before the match

Payet joined West Ham from Marseille in the summer of 2015 and was an instant hit in the Premier League.

The 29-year-old scored nine goals and created 116 chances in 30 Premier League matches for the Hammers last season.

In four matches for France at the ongoing Euro 2016 finals, Payet has scored two goals and created 19 chances.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic with Dimitri Payet as he is substituted

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