Southampton manager Claude Puel has poured cold water over rumours that the club had bid for West Ham star Dimitri Payet.
'These media tabloids like to make up stuff as they go along', laughed the Southampton boss. 'As it stands, we have expressed no interested in this player.'
Meanwhile, sources at Upton Park have said that the club will reject any advances for the French midfielder.
'They've basically issued a hands-off warning to Southampton.'
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