Skilful midfielder Samir Nasri is looking to make his return to professional football.
The former Manchester City star was banned for 18 months following an investigation into the intravenous drip treatment he received at a Los Angeles clinic.
Nasri, 31, is allowed to return to training from November 1 but won’t be able to play until the beginning of 2019.
He’s a two-time Premier League winner but his last appearance came for Turkish side Antalyaspor in 2017.
According to newspaper reports, there are two Premier League clubs currently showing interest in him.
As per The Mirror, Nasri has “attracted the attention of Everton boss Marco Silva” and West Ham have also expressed an interest.
The Hammers are looking to bolster their attacking options after Andriy Yarmolenko was recently ruled out for six months.
According to the Daily Mail, West Ham are in talks with Nasri but the player is “insisting that his salary demands are met.”
The French midfielder is keen on a Premier League return but is asking for close to £100,000-a-week.
Manuel Pellegrini worked with Nasri during his time at Man City and “wants extra fire power up front.”
The Daily Mail claim that Marco Silva discussed a potential move for Nasri with his backroom staff at Everton – but he was deemed to be too old.
On Friday morning, Pellegrini was asked about potential January signings ahead of West Ham’s trip to Huddersfield.
“The only think I can tell you is that we have been linked with 14 or 15 players that are coming to this club in the last month,” said Pellegrini, as per football.london.
“We are thinking about Huddersfield, we have time until the window but we will see the recovery of some players and then decide after that which is the best player we can bring here.”
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