Report: Samir Nasri in talks with West Ham; Everton turned him down

Manuel Pellegrini coach of West Ham United looks on during his Press Conference after Training at Rush Green on November 8, 2018 in Romford, England.

A return to the Premier League is reportedly on the cards for Samir Nasri with West Ham United and Everton linked.

Samir Nasri of Manchester City takes on Dusan Tadic of Southampton during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on May 1, 2016 in...

It seems that Samir Nasri to West Ham United is more than just gossip column fodder.

With his former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini at the helm, it was easy to write off Nasri’s shock links with the Hammers as little more than a grasp at thin air. But latest reports from the Mail suggest there is substance to these rumours after all.

It is claimed that Nasri is in talks over a dramatic return to the Premier League and a reunion with Pellegrini is on the cards.

 

The 31-year-old has been out of the game since January, when Turkish Super Lig side Antalyaspor terminated his contract after just eight matches. And free agent Nasri is now hoping to get his career back on track after a six-month drugs ban came to an end.

But, the Mail adds, the former Arsenal and City midfielder will demand £100,000 a week, and £5 million a year, before signing a contract with West Ham.

Manuel Pellegrini manager of Manchester City and Samir Nasri of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester City at Vitality Stadium on...

It is also claimed that Everton were mulling over a deal for the two-time Premier League champion but the Toffees are instead focusing on signing younger players, and it is fair to say that Nasri’s best days are probably behind him now.

Having said that, a stellar 2016/17 spell at Sevilla, during which Nasri shone in La Liga with a series of masterful midfield performances, suggests he still has plenty to offer.

Samir Nasri of Sevilla FC celebrates scoring their second goal during the La Liga match between CD Leganes and Sevilla FC at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on October 15, 2016 in Leganes,...

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