SportNasri to sign short-term West Ham deal in January

14:05  07 december  2018
14:05  07 december  2018 Source:   readsport.co

West Ham wary of wasting money on Nasri

West Ham wary of wasting money on Nasri Samir Nasri looks likely to sign a six-month deal at West Ham, providing he can prove his fitness, according to Mirror Sport. West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen to land the former Manchester City midfielder, who he won the Premier League with in 2014, on an £80,000-a-week deal. However, West Ham are wary of their growing expenditure, with several highly paid players currently out injured for the Hammers, meaning the club will expect Nasri to meet a high level of fitness before they complete a deal. Nasri is currently working hard to get back into shape, with insiders claiming he still needs to lose up to five kilos if he is to be ready for Premier League football come the turn of the year. Currently banned from football for breaching WADA regulations, Nasri will be free to play football again in the New Year, and West Ham hope that he will be able to add some much needed quality to their squad.

The latest on West Ham United transfers. Former West Ham striker Carlton Cole says Samir Nasri is a "classy player" who would "bring something different" Manchester City will "kill" Fernandinho if they continue to play him every game, says Pep Guardiola, but an understudy will not be signed in January .

Samir Nasri will return to the Premier League on a short - term deal with West Ham if he can Nasri , who played under the West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini at City He made eight appearances for Antalyaspor in Turkey between signing in August 2017 and leaving in January this year.

Samir Nasri will sign a short-term contract with West Ham in January following the conclusion of his drugs ban.

The Daily Mail reports that the Hammers have decided to give the Frenchman the opportunity to impress following a trial period at the club.

Nasri has been training with West Ham in a bid to earn a deal as he approaches the end of his ban.

The former Manchester City midfielder is unable to sign for a club until the end of January next year.

Nasri to sign short-term West Ham deal in January © Jan Kruger/Getty Images Sport Jan Kruger/Getty Images Sport

He has been heavily linked with a Premier League return and Manuel Pellegrini has been eager to give him a chance to prove his worth.

Pellegrini offers update on Nasri saga

Pellegrini offers update on Nasri saga Samir Nasri will have to earn a West Ham contract, according to Manuel Pellegrini. The Frenchman has started training with the East Londoners, but no official deal has been completed as of yet. Instead, Nasri will have to show West Ham that he is capable of working towards a standard of match fitness before they offer him a contract to play Premier League football once again. The 31-year-old has most recently played for Turkish side Antalyaspor, before leaving in January of this year. Less than a month later, Nasri was banned for six months from football for breaching World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines. Twitter: “I hope that from now until the end of the year he will be fit and if that is the case we will try to keep him here… https://t.co/Juyzpvj2xA (@SkySportsPL) The ban was extended by another 12 months on appeal by UEFA, although the figure was again reduced appeal from Nasri. From the 1st of January, the former Manchester City will be free to sign for a club and compete once again. Speaking in a pres conference, Pellegrini said: “I hope that from now until the end of the year he will be fit and if that is the case we will try to keep him here at West Ham.” Nasri would prove to be a useful attacking option for a team unable to count on the fitness of Manuel Lanzini and Jack Wilshere.

But West Ham insiders say there is little chance Nasri can expect anything other than a short - term deal — especially with his wish for around £80 Meanwhile, Pell has admitted Reece Oxford should think about leaving the Hammers in January . The defender made a sensational debut aged 16 in

Samir Nasri is undergoing a medical at West Ham ahead of signing a short - term deal , according to Sky sources. The former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder is currently serving an 18-month ban after receiving an intravenous treatment at a Los Angeles clinic in December 2016 in breach of World

The pair know each other well from their time at Manchester City and with West Ham’s current injury problems Nasri could prove to be a shrewd piece of business.

Pellegrini has been very vocal in his bid to snap up the former City midfielder, but following concerns over his fitness levels the Hammers have refused to rush into a decision.

Nasri to sign short-term West Ham deal in January © Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Sport Leicester City v Sevilla FC - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

United considering £50m January bid to sign Arnautovic.
Manchester United are considering a £50 million bid to sign West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic in January. The Daily Mail reports that Jose Mourinho is keen to step up his interest in the Austrian star in a bid to boost the club’s push for a place in the top four. United have been heavily linked with January moves to sign both Arnautovic and Issa Diop, with both players impressing under Manuel Pellegrini this season. Arnautovic has emerged as West Ham’s talisman under both Pellegrini and David Moyes recently, with his performances not going unnoticed by those at the top of the Premier League table. The former Stoke man is a player that Mourinho knows well, having worked with him during his time at Inter. The striker himself has played down any suggestions that he could be on the move in the near future, but should United step up their interest the Hammers could face a fight to keep hold of him beyond January.

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