Ever­ton con­sid­er­ing shock move for Nasri

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- Ever­ton are con­sid­er­ing a move for former Arse­nal and Manch­ester City star Samir Nasri.

The two-time Premier League win­ner is able to train with clubs again from next month when his drugs ban ex­pires.

It is un­der­stood that Ever­ton Man­ager Marco Silva has dis­cussed the pos­si­bil­ity of bring­ing the former French in­ter­na­tional back to Eng­land with his staff.

Nasri, 31, is a free


agent af­ter leav­ing Turk­ish club An­talyas­por in Jan­uary and keen to re­turn to the league where he en­joyed his great­est suc­cess. The for­ward is serv­ing a ban af­ter re­ceiv­ing an in­tra­venous treat­ment at an LA clinic in De­cem­ber 2016 when he was play­ing for Sevilla on loan from City. The treat­ment, taken while on hol­i­day, was for hy­dra­tion but was found to con­tain mi­cronu­tri­ent com­po­nents that were on the World Anti-Dop­ing Agency banned list.

Nasri was ini­tially banned for six months but that was sub­se­quently in­creased to 18 months. He played in Turkey prior to the ban be­ing ex­tended. Nasri spent three years at Arse­nal be­tween 2008 and 2011 but en­joyed most suc­cess at City where he won the league twice and also the League Cup.

Ever­ton have made a de­cent start to the sea­son un­der their new coach Silva and went into the in­ter­na­tional break on the back of a win at Le­ices­ter.

But the Mersey­side club are in need of an ex­tra cre­ative player to back up the likes of the Brazil­ian Richarli­son and Ice­landic in­ter­na­tional Gylfi Sig­urds­son.

SCORED: Usain Bolt.

SHOCK MOVE: Samir Nasri.

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