Inter Milan reportedly attempt to thwart West Ham's alleged plan to sign Dimitri Payet

Dimitri Payet of Marseille looks on ahead of the UEFA Europa League Final between Olympique de Marseille and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stade de Lyon on May 16, 2018 in Lyon, France.

West Ham United reportedly want to re-sign their former player.

France's forward Dimitri Payet gives a press conference in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on October 3, 2017, as part of the team's preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football...

According to a report from France Football, Serie A giants Inter Milan have joined West Ham in the race to sign enigmatic attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet.

The Marseille man has been offered back to the Hammers, according to a report from the Guardian, but it remains to be seen whether the mercurial Frenchman will be seen wearing the famous Claret and Blue kit again.

The 31-year-old was on fire for Marseille last season, chalking up 10 goals and 24 assists in 47 appearances in all competitions.

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He left West Ham acrimoniously in January 2017, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £25 million, and at the time it would have been hard to envisage a scenario where he would ever return to the London Stadium.

Following the Guardian's claim that Payet could be set to rejoin the Hammers, France Football are reporting that the east London outfit will face stringent competition from Inter for his signature.

Branislav Ivanovic (C) of Chelsea competes for the ball against Dimitri Payet (L) and Manuel Lanzini (R) of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and...

West Ham do have the advantage of being able to offer the 31-year-old Premier League football, and the level of competition that that entails, however.

Whether Payet would be accepted back by the Hammers faithful is another matter all together, though.

(From L) France's defender Patrice Evra, speaks with midfielder Dimitri Payet and forward Karim Benzema before a training session in Clairefontaine on March 23, 2015 on the first day of...

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