English side, West Ham, have rejected a second bid from Marseille for Dimitri Payet.
The Hammers’ chairman, David Sullivan, turned down an upgraded offer from the French side on Monday.
The offer was reported to be £1 million higher than an initial £19 million bid.
It appears Sullivan is taking a tough stance and refusing to be bullied into a quick sale, with the club having no financial need to sell.
Manager Slaven Bilic, however, said Payet had lost interest playing for West Ham.
The 29-year-old, who is out training with the first team, is expected to continue to work with the under-23 team.
The Hammers have recommended that the French forward apologises to fans and return to training with the first team.