Manuel Pellegrini unsure over Samir Nasri stay


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West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has cast doubts over whether Samir Nasri will be offered a new deal after the midfielder suffered another injury setback.

Former France international Nasri signed a deal with the Hammers in January until the end of the season and his impressive start to life at the London Stadium brought about talk of an extension beyond the summer.

The 31-year-old was particularly impressive when making his debut in the 1-0 victory over former employers Arsenal but his progress over the past couple of months has been hampered by muscular injuries.

He has only made a further four appearances and the midfielder has now been ruled out of Saturday’s trip to Old Trafford to take on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United.

Pellegrini revealed Nasri is still struggling from the calf injury he picked up in the warm-up of Monday’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea and the Chilean tactician admits he is unsure what will happen regarding a new contract for the Frenchman.

He told his press conference: “About next season, I don’t know. We knew that when Samir came here we had a risk for muscle injuries because he was more than one year without playing so we will see at the end of the season.”

West Ham have had injury problems this season and they also remain without England international Jack Wilshere, who has endured another frustrating campaign after his free transfer from Arsenal last summer.

The Hammers, who have lost their last two matches, are 8.00 outsiders to get all three points at the Theatre of Dreams, a draw is priced at 5.00 while the Red Devils are 1.40 favourites.

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