Slaven Bilic has revealed both Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet could return to first team action in the next few days.

Lanzini has been sidelined with injury since before the Rio Olympic Games, while Dimitri Payet has been used sparingly due to returning to pre-season late following France’s journey to the Euro 2016 final.

But Bilic has admitted that either one of them should feature either against FC Astra in the Europa League on Thursday night, but mostly likely against Manchester City on Sunday…

West Ham go in to their Europa League play-off 2nd leg against FC Astra with one foot already in the group stages, having registered an away goal in a 1-1 draw last Thursday.

But Bilic insists he doesn’t plan to protect that away goal, and is eager to ensure his side records a victory to make double sure of their place in the Group Stages…

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