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Premier League giants are plotting bid for Dimitri Payet

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Manchester United are in need of a serious shake-up considering their lacklustre results on all fronts so far this season.

Jose Mourinho has made almost none of the positive impact that he was expected to bring with him to Old Trafford, with his side currently sitting sixth in the Premier League.

The Red Devils have been equally as unimpressive in the Europa League despite hauling themselves into second position in Group A with a 4-0 win over Feyenoord during midweek.

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Mourinho and his players both have plenty of work to do if they are to salvage anything from what has been a hugely underwhelming campaign to date given the money spent on transfers during the summer.

But as big clubs often do when the going gets tough, United are eyeing up another big purchase to get them fighting for silverware once again.

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The Mirror reports that Mourinho is a big admirer of Dimitri Payet and is eager to lure him away from West Ham to bolster his options in wide positions.

The France international only penned a new £125,000-per-week with the Hammers in February, and his employers are subsequently only willing to listen to offers upwards of £35 million.

Slaven Bilic will likely be able to keep hold of Payet during the January transfer window, but the summer period could tell a different if his side continues hovering around the relegation zone.

Payet has been producing less than impressive form this campaign having only registered a single goal and four assists in ten league appearances.

Given where West Ham have found themselves on the table amid his downturn in form, the 29-year-old has the quality to be a hugely influential player when at his best.

Mourinho is thought to be on the hunt for a speedy wide player and while Payet fits the bill in that regard, the Portuguese boss is also lining up Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco as a potential back-up.

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