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Samir Nasri to have medical at Premier League club

13 November 2018

Uefa found Nasri guilty of breaching World Anti-Doping Code and Uefa's anti-doping regulations when he was pictured receiving an intravenous drip at a clinic in Los Angeles.

Samir Nasri has moved a step closer to joining West Ham as the free agent is undergoing a medical with the Premier League outfit.

Reports have suggested that the Hammers hold an interest in Nasri, who is available on a free transfer with his doping ban due to end at the end of 2018.

He will be able to play from 1 January, 2019 and would be reunited with one of his bosses at City, Manuel Pellegrini.

Nasri could add some inventive spark to West Ham's midfield, but his fitness levels could be an issue given the amount of time he has gone without playing professional football.

The Hammers are now missing Jack Wilshere, who signed from Arsenal in the summer but fell victim to yet another injury, and Andriy Yarmolenko, who tore his achilles tendon three weeks ago, ruling himself out for the remainder of the season.

But the former France global has encountered a troubled career since, having been banned for 18 months by UEFA for doping.

They also rank 13th for chances created across the division as well as 11th for goals scored which perhaps highlights why Pellegrini is interested in recruiting an attack-minded midfield player of Nasri's ilk.

Nasri, who made his name in England with West Ham's London rivals Arsenal after joining from Marseille, left Turkish side Antalya in January after a disappointing six-month spell following his arrival from City.

Samir Nasri to have medical at Premier League club