Samir Nasri is demanding the best part of £100,000 a week to return to the Premier League with West Ham, even though the French midfielder has been out of action for over a year thanks to an 18-month doping ban.
With it being revealed that big money signing Yarmolenko with miss the rest of the season following surgery on an Achilles injury, the West Ham boss is more than likely to dip into the market in January. The London club are reportedly the preferred destination for Nasri after Everton boss Marco Silva decided Nasri 'did not fit the age profile' of players wanted by the club.
Nasri and Pellegrini have worked together before, the pair winning the Premier League on a dramatic final day of the season at the Etihad during the 2011/12 season. If the Frenchman does link up with West Ham in January, the Chilean will be getting an experienced campaigner - and will be well aware of what qualities he brings.
The former Manchester City man only officially left the Citizens in August 2017 - spending the 2016/17 on loan at Spanish club Sevilla before moving to Turkish side Antalyaspor for a reported £3m. He has seen his career stall in recent years – not least due to his ban – but will be hoping a move back to the Premier League with West Ham will revitalise him as a player.
Source : 90min