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Everton transfer news: Marco Silva considering shock move for former Arsenal and Manchester City star Samir Nasri


Samir Nasri is being lined up for a shock move to Everton once his drugs ban expires.

The former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder is a free agent after leaving Turkish club Antalyaspor in January and keen to return to the Premier League.

Marco Silva is reportedly lining up a shock move for Nasri
 

He is currently one month away from the expiration of his 18-month drug ban for taking supplements on the World Anti-Doping Agency banned list whilst receiving intravenous treatment at an LA clinic in 2016.

However, the two-time Premier League winner will be able to train with clubs from next month and Marco Silva is reportedly eyeing up Nasri as cover to talisman Gylfi Sigurdsson and summer signing Richarlison.

According to the Daily Mail, the struggles of £27million signing Cenk Tosun have caused concern amongst Silva and the rest of his Toffees staff.

With former club Besiktas keen on taking Tosun back on loan in January, extra funds will likely be reserved to sign a proven goalscorer – meaning a cheap free transfer for Nasri could suit all parties.

The 31-year-old spent nine trophy-laden years in England with Arsenal and Manchester City
 

The former France international arrived in England back in 2008 and initially struggled to make a massive impact at the Emirates after being billed as the next Zinedine Zidane.

It was in the 2010-11 season where the playmaker began to show is best form, resulting in Manchester City swooping in. He left in 2017 after his sole season on loan with Sevilla, before the drugs ban came into account.

 

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