Should Celtic be concerned about major West Ham transfer news?

Celtic's Moussa Dembele reacts

West Ham could cash in on Dimitri Payet, with potential repercussions for Celtic.

West Ham have been rocked by manager Slaven Bilic's confirmation that Dimitri Payet wants to leave the club.

Bilic revealed at his press conference the France international wants to move on, with The Mail reporting he is even refusing to train.

West Ham are unlikely to be short of suitors, and could command a huge fee for the playmaker, with The Sun reporting earlier this month that former club Marseille were interested in bidding £35 million for him.

France's Dimitri Payet before the matchFrance's Dimitri Payet 

The situation is clearly disappointing for the Hammers, but it could be an opportunity.

An injection of funds for a player who does not want to stick around could provide just what the Hammers need in the transfer market.

The club who should perhaps be concerned most are Scottish champions Celtic.

Celtic's Moussa Dembele in actionCeltic's Moussa Dembele in action

Celtic last week laughed off West Ham's £20 million offer for top scorer Moussa Dembele, The Mirror reported, valuing the striker at £30 million plus.

With a potential Payet windfall incoming, West Ham would not struggle to increase their offer, and Celtic could find themselves under more pressure.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping that Dembele at least completes his first season in Scotland, but the Payet developments at West Ham have the potential to make this more difficult.

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