Reasons why Samir Nasri move from Manchester City to PSG is unlikely

Manchester City's Samir Nasri has been linked with a move to PSG, but for various reasons it's an unlikely summer switch.

Samir Nasri hasn’t been as big a part of Manuel Pellegrini’s plans this season as the French midfielder would have hoped. The 27-year-old has only started 18 games in the Premier League, and five in the Champions League.

According to a report in the paper version of L’Equipe on Saturday, Paris Saint-Germain are interested in making a summer move for the former France international, as well as Serie A clubs Juventus and Inter Milan.

They report that PSG made an approach for the midfielder in 2011, before he moved to City from Arsenal, and that they continue to monitor his situation.

However, regardless of their position in pursuing the talented playmaker, this doesn’t mean any deal is likely at the end of the season.

There are two huge sticking points that make a move to the French capital unlikely this summer. As a former Marseille player, the animosity between the north and south rivals would make it an unpopular move. There is also the Laurent Blanc factor.

The current PSG coach and Nasri had a falling out at Euro 2012, one that began the slippery slope that sees the player no longer part of the national team.

Their relationship is sketchy to say the least, making any move unlikely unless the position of Blanc at PSG changes in the near future.

Manchester City may be looking to move the Frenchman on this summer, but the possibility of a move back to Ligue 1 looks very slim at present.

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