Dimitri Payet set to complete Marseille return after West Ham accept £25m bid

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Payet joined West ham from Marseille for £10.2m in 2015 (Source: Getty)

West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet is set to rejoin former club Marseille in the next 48 hours after the Hammers accepted a £25m offer for the France international.

Payet is believed to have travelled to Marseille on Sunday with a view to undergoing a medical examination on Monday and completing the transfer before Tuesday’s deadline.

“West Ham United can confirm that the club has today agreed a fee of £25m for the transfer of Dimitri Payet to Olympique de Marseille,” the Premier League side said.

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His departure comes after West Ham saw off competition from Middlesbrough and Burnley to land Scotland forward Robert Snodgrass from Hull for £10.2m on Friday.

Manager Slaven Bilic has also spent £8m on Portugal centre-back Jose Fonte from Southampton.

Payet’s year-and-a-half stay at West Ham has looked to doomed to end since Bilic revealed the player had asked to leave earlier this month.

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The Hammers rejected several offers from Marseille for the man named their player of the year last season before accepting a bid that represents a £14.3m profit on the fee they paid for Payet.

It is set to be the sixth move of Payet’s itinerant career. He has only spent more than two seasons at a club once, with Saint-Etienne between 2007 and 2011.

Stoke forward Bojan Krkic, meanwhile, has joined German top-flight club Mainz on loan until the end of the season.

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