Date: 10th August 2016 at 7:11pm
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Slaven Bilic has claimed that West Ham United are no longer a selling club and highlighted keeping Dimitri Payet as a key shift in the club’s transfer policy. 

After the Frenchman’s stellar season at West Ham, there were bundles of rumours linking the French midfielder with a move away from the club. His outstanding performances at France upped his appeal even more and Hammers fans feared the worst when the likes of Real Madrid were rumoured to be interested in the former Marseille man.

Fast forward a month and it now looks as if the club will keep hold of their star man. Yes, there is still a few weeks left of this summer transfer window but Slaven Bilic is confident the player will stay with the Irons.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ as part of the Premier League launch, Bilic highlighted what keeping Payet means for the club:

“With keeping Dimitri Payet we wanted to show that the club is serious,

“When you are talking about new players or trying to get the club to another level and that shows me as much as a new stadium – even more.”

The Hammers manager then mentioned how the club has often sold its best players in the past but now the club ‘is thinking serious’.

This is encouraging words from the Hammers manager and it shows that the club are looking up rather than over their shoulders.

With a fantastic state of the art stadium and a number of quality additions made already this summer, this could be a big season for West Ham United.