Date: 28th March 2019 at 6:40am
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EXCLUSIVE

West Ham are set to offer playmaker Samir Nasri a new contract at the end of the season, Football Insider understands.

The former France international, 31, joined the Hammers in January on a six-month contract worth up to £75,000-a-week following the completion of an 18-month doping ban.

A club source has told Football Insider that manager Manuel Pellegrini has been impressed at how Nasri has got himself into shape and he has done enough in training and in his six appearances to suggest he can make an even bigger impact next season.

West Ham are ready to table an offer to Nasri of a two-year extension to his current deal, which would run until he turns 34.

Nasri has 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.

The Frenchman has started just three of his six appearances, but has looked a threat as a second-half substitute in his last two games, including a dazzling cameo in the remarkable 4-3 win over Huddersfield before the international break.

In other news, it can be REVEALED by Football Insider that the club are to hold talks with three brilliant players ahead of the summer transfer window.