sport news Samir Nasri in line for West Ham debut against Brighton as Pellegrini battles ...

Samir Nasri in line for West Ham debut against Brighton as Manuel Pellegrini battles growing injury list Samir Nasri is eligible to make his debut for West Ham on Wednesday evening Manuel Pellegrini's Hammers side welcome Brighton to the London Stadium  Nasri has been training with the club and signed a deal until end of the season  'I'm really happy that West Ham and Pellegrini have given me a chance,' he said

By Ian Parker, Press Association Sport

Published: 12:12 GMT, 1 January 2019 | Updated: 12:12 GMT, 1 January 2019

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Samir Nasri could make his West Ham debut as early as Wednesday after signing a short-term contract until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old former France midfielder signed the deal on the day an 18-month ban for a doping infraction expired.

He could now face Brighton on Wednesday night with manager Manuel Pellegrini battling a lengthy injury list and some tired legs.

Samir Nasri could be in line for his West Ham debut against Brighton after signing on Monday

Nasri was training with the club but has now signed a deal until the end of the season

Samir Nasri could be in line for his West Ham debut against Brighton after signing on Monday

Premier League rules state that no new players registered at the start of this transfer window would be eligible to play in the upcoming round of fixtures.

However that does not apply to Nasri given he was a free agent and signed before the window opened, with West Ham having space for him in their Premier League squad.

Nasri, who has been training with the Hammers, has been without a club since leaving Antalyaspor of Turkey last January. He previously played in the Premier League with Arsenal and Manchester City, winning two titles with the latter, the second of which came under Pellegrini in 2014.

Nasri is a two-time Premier League winner at Manchester City and is a coup for the Hammers

Nasri is a two-time

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