Slaven Bilic is confident that there is still chance for Dimitri Payet at West Ham as he aims to solve the Frenchman’s situation sooner or later.
Payet has caught the headlines by revealing his desire to leave the London club, forcing his move to Marseille in Ligue 1.
A deal for Southampton centre back Jose Fonte is not in the place according to Bilic who is left worrying on Dimitri Payet’s case.
“Payet’s departure is not inevitable,” said Bilic. “I like to solve situations in-house to protect the team.”
“I said everything then and what has changed now? Nothing. We took our stand very clearly and it stays the same. We are not going to sell our best players on the cheap just because somebody wants to sign them.”
“It is not a good situation for the club, it is not good for football in general.”
Slaven Bilic on Jose Fonte links with West Ham: “Fonte is not having a medical,” Bilic added.
“We are not talking about transfers, we are working on some though. There are one or two players we need, it will not be easy, but we are trying.”
“Hopefully we’ll have something to announce in 24 hours.”