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Manuel Pellegrini provides update on Samir Nasri situation at West Ham

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West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has provided an update on the situation surrounding Samir Nasri.

Pellegrini has transformed West Ham after a difficult start.

The Hammers have won four on the trot to go within striking distance of the top six.

The turnaround has been made all the more impressive by the fact West Ham are nursing a Premier League-worst injury list.

The likes of Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko are out for the season while Jack Wilshere continues to struggle with persistent ankle problems.

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Injuries sparked move for controversial star

West Ham have been linked with a move for out of contract midfield playmaker Nasri.

Former France and star Nasri is training with the Hammers in a bid to win a reported deal worth £80,000-per-week for an initial six months at the London Stadium.

Nasri was a key figure in Pellegrini’s title-winning Man City side.
He’s currently banned from football after breaching World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules in 2016, but will be free to play again from January 1.
Speaking at the weekend, Pellegrini provided the latest on the Nasri situation to Sky Sports.

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Pellegrini offers Nasri update

“Samir Nasri is still working with us the whole month,” Pellegrini told Sky Sports.

“The same as I said with Yaya (Toure), we are just thinking about the games rather than changes that we are going to do in January.

“Of course he is working with us, he is doing well and we will decide in the correct moment.”

The fact Pellegrini has highlighted how well Nasri is doing suggests West Ham will sign him.

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Nasri move looking like a no-brainer

West Ham are lacking in creativity through the middle of the park so it is difficult to argue against the move.

It makes sense for all parties and is low risk too.

If it doesn’t work out West Ham and Nasri can go their separate ways in the summer. West Ham will have Lanzini and Yarmolenko back and the possibility to invest in other players.

Nasri meanwhile will have re-established his career with a top flight club.

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