Payet wants to return to Marseille and is refusing to play for West Ham until a transfer is granted.
The France international has been training with West Ham's Under-23 side over the past few weeks but is running out of time to force through a move to Marseille.
Payet left the Ligue 1 side 18 months ago to join West Ham where he swiftly became a fan favourite.
Dimitri Payet wants to leave West Ham this month
Rio Ferdinand has told West Ham to let Dimitri Payet 'rot'
His excellent form earned him a lucrative new contract just six months after joining the Hammers but has told Slaven Bilic he wants to leave.
Marseille have had three bids knocked back by West Ham and Ferdinand believes Payet should be made to "sit and rot" in the reserves.
“If I was the gaffer there I would say, ‘listen, until I get what I want for you money-wise, you can sit and rot’. That’s the way I’d be," Ferdinand told talkSPORT.
West Ham rebel Dimitri Payet continues training with the reserves
Tue, January 24, 2017
West Ham want-away Dimitri Payet has been snapped training with the reserves again
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Dimitri Payet was snapped training with the West Ham reserves today
"The club is bigger than any football player, and if the respect has been taken out of the situation then you’ve got to deal with it accordingly.
“Payet is an unbelievable player, he’s a throwback to [Paolo] Di Canio and the fans loved him.
"But for this situation to arise is disappointing and leaves a sour taste.”