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These are the 3 stumbling blocks in Nasri's move to West Ham - report

Over the past few days, West Ham’s interest in Samir Nasri has been widely reported in the media.

But according to the latest reports, the deal might not go ahead for various reasons.

The Hammers were prepared to offer him a six-month contract until the end of the season.

But the Daily Mail has confirmed three stumbling blocks in this potential move and here they are.


Samir Nasri is serving a doping ban which lasts until December. (Photo by Visionhaus#GP/Corbis via Getty Images)

Nasri is currently serving a doping ban, preventing him from playing professional football until January.

The 31-year-old would be allowed to train with the Hammers but he would not be an immediate fix.

Manuel Pellegrini wants Nasri to replace injured winger Andriy Yarmolenko. But with a month-and-a-half left until he is eligible to play, is it worth the risk?

By the time Nasri is able to pull on a West Ham shirt, the January transfer window will be open and Pellegrini could consider other options instead.

Fitness concerns

The ex-France international last played for Antalyaspor in Turkey but was released in January last year.

Having not played for the whole calendar year, it is no surprise that Nasri is not fit.

It is believed that it will take Nasri up to two months to return to full fitness, which is putting Pellegrini off.


Samir Nasri wants more money than West Ham are prepared to pay. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Nasri is also demanding hefty wages considering he hasn’t played in a long time.

The ex-Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder wants £95k-per-week and his demands could price him out of this move.

He has had an offer from China to move there and earn a lucrative wage from next summer so West Ham are concerned that he might not be committed to the club.

For a player earning that amount of money, you would expect him to be fit and ready to go from January 1st.

It seems that West Ham’s finances should instead be focused on tying down Declan Rice’s future at The London Stadium.

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