Should Slaven Bilic take a chance on Man City outcast after Guardiola snub?

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is presented to the fans

Pep Guardiola's new regime at Manchester City could pave the way for West Ham United to get an exciting bargain.

West Ham manager Slaven BilicTransfer headache: West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

The Hammers have been linked with a host of top names this summer but have already missed out on Dutch star Vincent Janssen after he opted to join Spurs as well as Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette despite having a record £31 million bid accepted.

Bilic also failed with a bid to lure Belgian star Michy Batshuayi who instead joined London rivals Chelsea.

A rumoured move for Liverpool's Christian Benteke and talk of bids for Juventus duo Simone Zaza and Mario Mandzukic have gone quiet.

-  AC Milan's Carlos Bacca celebrates after scoring a goal.AC Milan's Carlos Bacca celebrates

Bacca-up plan?

Since then West Ham have turned their attentions to AC Milan's Colombian star striker Carlos Bacca but that too is in limbo.

There were even reports the Hammers were lining up a huge bid for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez and further speculation they are after his young teammate Martin Odegaard, as reported by the likes of The Sun.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is presented to the fansManchester City manager Pep Guardiola

Trio set for exit under Guardiola's new regime

Guardiola's new era at City has already provided a few outcasts for a number of reasons.

Defender Eliaquim Mangala and striker Wilfried Bony are surplus to requirements with Bony expected to complete a move to Everton or Sevilla.

Now former Arsenal star Samir Nasri has joined the duo in being left out of Guardiola's Champions League squad list this week.

Manchester City's Samir Nasri acknowledges fans at the end of the matchManchester City's Samir Nasri

Take a chance on Nasri

As a result the trio look almost certain to depart the Etihad Stadium which could clear a path for West Ham to offer Nasri a return to London.

Nasri could be available at a knock-down price given his much-publicised issues meeting Guardiola's strict diet and fitness requirements.

And at 29 the midfielder would still have a lot to offer on a three or four-year contract.

Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring the second goal for West HamNasri and Payet could be lethal together

The pull of Payet

With West Ham moving into their new 60,000 seater Olympic Stadium home it could hardly be seen as a step down either, especially given the Hammers only finished four points behind the Citizens and the Champions League places last season.

And there is also the added carrot of playing alongside fellow Frenchman Dimitri Payet, a midfield pairing to potentially rival anything else in the Premier League.

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