West Ham are set to tell Samir Nasri he will have to find a new club as they are unlikely to offer him a new contract, Football Insider understands.
The Hammers had been encouraged by the France international’s early impact following his arrival and Manuel Pellegrini was impressed by how he got himself into shape following an 18-month doping ban.
But the former Arsenal and Manchester City playmaker has not played for seven weeks due to injury and the club are ready to scrap plans to hand him a two-year extension.
A West Ham source has told Football Insider the club are concerned about Nasri’s injury history and his likely availability for next season.
Barring the 31-year-old being willing to take a massive pay cut – his current deal is worth £75,000-a-week – he is set to be a high profile free agent in the coming weeks.
West Ham signed Nasri last December after he had completed a drugs suspension and following an extended trial at the club.
Nasri helped strengthen the attack after long-term injuries robbed Pellegrini of the services of Andriy Yarmolenko and fit-again Manuel Lanzini for much of the campaign.
But the Frenchman has started just three of his six appearances, and has not featured for West Ham since their 4-3 win against Huddersfield on 16 March.
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