West Ham To Offer Payet Bumper New Contract In Bid To Fend Off Man Utd Interest
Manchester United are keen on making a move for French playmaker Dimitri Payet but West Ham are now plotting a bumper £125,000-a-week deal in order to hold on to their star player.
Payet had signed a new deal with the Hammers just nine months ago but now the club bosses want to secure his long-term future and make them their highest paid player.
West Ham are set to lock horns with Manchester United in the EFL Cup clash this evening.
Under new manager Jose Mourinho, Man Utd have made the worst start in the Premier League – if we look at the last few seasons under David Moyes followed by Dutch boss Louis Van Gaal.
The Red Devils have only managed to clinch two wins in their last ten Premier League games. They sit sixth in the table with just 20 points after 13 games. Man Utd are 11 points behind league leaders Chelsea and eight points short of a Champions League spot.
Man Utd play the host to West Ham for the second time in four days on Tuesday, as the two sides are geared up to battle for a place in the EFL Cup semi-finals.
Earlier, on Sunday Mourinho’s side were held to a fourth-straight draw at Old Trafford in the Premier League as the Red Devils were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw with West Ham.
To make it worse for the Red Devils, Mourinho was again sent off for kicking a water bottle out of anger during United’s frustrating draw with West Ham on Sunday.