David Gold insists the east London side are desperate to hold onto their star man but has admitted that an offer from one of the Spanish giants could force their hand

West Ham co-owner David Gold has admitted that his side could lose Dimitri Payet to Barcelona or Real Madrid.

The France international, 29, is shining at Euro 2016 after an impressive debut campaign in the Premier League following his move from Marseille, which was reported to be worth £10.7 million.

Payet finished the season with nine goals and 12 assists in 30 league appearances, and only Mesut Ozil created more chances, according to Opta.

Gold insisted West Ham are desperate to keep Payet as they prepare for their first season in the Olympic Stadium, but acknowledged that Barca or Madrid could be too difficult to fend off if his player wanted to join them.

“We will fight tooth and nail to make sure Dimitri pulls on a claret and blue shirt next season,” Gold said to The Sun.

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