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Former West Ham man Samir Nasri looks set for Dubai riches after rejecting France return - report

West Ham United released Samir Nasri this month after an injury-hit six month spell in East London.

The classy Frenchman impressed when he took to the field for West Ham despite not having played for nearly two years.

But it was all too rare that he did as niggling injuries hampered his progress.

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Classy but injury-prone

West Ham elected not to take up the option of extending Nasri’s stay after the player reportedly demanded big wages to stay.

He was released along with Andy Carroll and goalkeeper Adrian.

Now it appears the departed West Ham midfielder could be set for a move to Dubai.

Foot Mercato reports the former French international has received an offer from Dubai-based side Shabab Al Ahli Club.

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Nasri rejects France homecoming and Greece move

The outlet claims that Nasri has rejected a homecoming proposal from a French side after his West Ham spell.

Foot Mercato claims the 32-year-old will take his time deciding what is likely to be the final move of his career.

Olympiakos have also offered Nasri a contract which he has also rejected.

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Report claims money is motivating ex West Ham man

It is understood that Nasri is wanting a move to the Emirates. There he hopes for a lucrative contract in a league where there is less pressure on him to perform.

In the UAE, Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai Football Club are in pole position, offering Nasri a contract worth £2.5million a year net.

The player has asked for thinking time and is expected to respond to the proposal shortly.

If money is Nasri’s big motivation perhaps West Ham are better off without him.

Manuel Pellegrini has since signed young Spain star Pablo Fornals so Nasri’s departure should be no great loss.

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