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7th Aug, 2016 | 5:03pm

Report: Overweight ex-Arsenal playmaker to be shown exit door, three Serie A giants want him

By Will Butcher

Former Arsenal playmaker Samir Nasri is heading for the Manchester City exit door, according to a report.

French publication L’Equipe claim that the 29-year-old could team-up with former City manager Roberto Mancini at Inter Milan, while AC Milan and Roma also remain keen.

It is said that Nasri is deemed surplus to requirements by new Eastlands boss Pep Guardiola and has been placed on the club’s transfer list.

Italian outlet Gazzetta Dello Sport report that Nasri returned to pre-season training “slightly overweight”.

The French international who was brought to England by Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has been plagued by injury recently, making just 13 appearances in all competitions last season.

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The report states that former Barcelona boss Guardiola will be willing to sell if any of the interested clubs can meet the £17m asking price.

The former Marseille man joined Arsenal back in 2008 and spent three years at The Emirates, making 125 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions. The attacking midfielder chipped in 27 goals during his North London stay.

Nasri subsequently earned a £25million move to Manchester City, and despite excelling in the early part of his career on Eastlands, Nasri has drifted down the pecking order.

Nasri is just one of many French recruits that Wenger has brought to the Gunners during his tenure, with the likes of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Olivier Giroud all being signed by their fellow countryman.

In other Arsenal transfer news, Mathieu Flamini could be heading to this European heavyweight as his agent looks to find him a new club.