Dimitri Payet heading towards West Ham exit with Marseille waiting in wings

The disgraced Hammers star, 29, is desperate to leave to join old club Marseille. If that is the case, then now is the time as he will turn 30 this year. That is exactly what we did as a team, all of them. "He's scored eight goals already and he's got a big part to play". You are losing the quality because he's a great player but we showed it was about the team not the individuals.

The France worldwide has made clear to West Ham that he wishes to leave the club and does not want to turn out for the Hammers, something which means he is now not under consideration by manager Slaven Bilic. I phoned him with that and he refused to play for us.

Payet, 29, has a £120,000-a-week contract which ties him to the club until 2021 but wants to return to his former club Marseille and has told Bilic he has a bad back and can not play.

"We've got three or four bids in for players at the moment, I'll find out whether they've been accepted later today".

"It's a terrific finish from Andy Carroll and he's always had that in his locker", said new Crystal Palace Manager Sam Allardyce after the match.

West Ham made their breakthrough seconds later, in the 67 minute, when Mark Noble's lobbed pass caught out the Palace back line for Antonio to advance and round Hennessey with the chasing Feghouli adding the coup de grace on the line.

West Ham to hold talks with Dimitri Payet suitor on Monday
It seems there is no way back for Payet

"He did the job, he hoisted the club to the top of the Premier League".

Crystal Palace may just have enough to earn Allardyce his first win with the club.

Not that they seem to mind that (yet more NSFW language)...

The Eagles have drawn one and lost two of their league matches under the stewardship of the former England manager, while they were also held to a goalless draw by League One outfit Bolton in the FA Cup last time out.

Still, it would prove very costly for Marseille to buy Payet, who was on a contract reportedly worth more than 600,000 euros ($640,000) per month.

Dimitri Payet was the best player with 12 assists and nine goals.

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