Jack Sullivan, son of West Ham United co-owner David, has quashed talk of a £38 million offer for Dimitri Payet from an unnamed Chinese club.

The 28-year-old had, according to Sky Sports, been the latest player targeted by a club in the increasingly powerful Chinese Super League.

Chelsea’s Ramires joined Jiangsu Suning for £25 million last month while Jackson Martinez traded Atletico Madrid for Guangzhou Evergrande in a £33 million move.

However, Sullivan Jnr revealed there hadn’t been an offer for Payet and tweeted: “This is wrong. Just spoke to DS (David Sullivan)…And I can confirm ‘we have Payet, Dimitri Payet’.”

The French international joined the Hammers from Marseille in the summer and has lit up Upton Park with a string of excellent displays.

However, the Hammers released a statement this morning to confirm they were in talks about a new contract with Payet.

He has scored six goals in 17 Premier League starts this season and recorded four assists.