Afternoon Hammers, here is the news going around this lunchtime.

Tony Gale says West Ham would be silly not to sell Dimitri Payet this month. (Sky Sports)

I agree, but it has to be for the £40m asking price. Any less and that will be very disappointing. We could strengthen our squad with that money. There is still time in this window to get more players!

Simone Zaza has spoken out on his time at West Ham after signing for Juventus on loan. (Daily Star) 

Fair play to Zaza for being honest, it just wasn’t meant to be for him in the Premier League. Wish him well for his future.

QPR manager Ian Holloway says Scott Hogan would be a fantastic signing for West Ham. (Talksport)

Holloway is right, he would be. Hogan is a brilliant striker and it will be exciting to see him play for us should we sign him.

West Ham are again chasing striker Martin Braithewaite, as well as a number of European clubs. (Sky Sports)

I would rather keep our signings domestic to be honest. I think it is just the safest option to go with for now.

Paul Merson says Manuel Lanzini can easily fill Dimitri Payet’s shoes. (HITC)

Manuel proved on Saturday that he can step up to the plate. Hopefully he can keep up that type of performance and start to show us all that he is our new main man.

Dimitri Payet returned to West Ham training today, and trained with the U23 squad. (Mirror)

As long as he isn’t disrupting the first team, then fine. The sooner he disappears all together, the better in my opinion.