Samir Nasri set to join West Ham

Samir Nasri is undergoing a medical at West Ham ahead of signing a short-term deal, according to Sky sources.

The former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder is currently serving an 18-month ban after receiving an intravenous treatment at a Los Angeles clinic in December 2016 in breach of World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) rules.

However, that suspension finishes at the end of December, and the 31-year-old has been free to train with a club since the start of November.

Now he is set to sign a deal with West Ham

West Ham are expected to meet Nasri’s £80,000-a-week wage demands having lost Ukraine midfielder Andriy Yarmolenko for the rest of the season with an Achilles injury.

It will mean a reunion with manager Manuel Pellegrini, with whom he won the second of his two Premier League titles while at Manchester City.

Nasri was an important part of Pellegrini’s Premier League-winning team of 2014 at City and has a good relationship with the Chilean.

Nasri’s contract with Turkish club Antalyaspor was mutually terminated last January, following his doping ban.

He was given a six-month ban by UEFA over the intravenous treatment in February before it was extended to 18 months in August, with the suspension backdated to 1 July, 2017.

His last competitive appearance came for Antalyaspor on 26 November 2017.

TNT Sport

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