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Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has acknowledged that the club are missing the services of Aymeric Laporte at the heart of the club’s defence. The French centre-back picked up a serious knee injury before the previous international break and he has since undergone a surgery which will keep him out of action for most of the campaign.

Speaking after the shock 2-0 defeat to Wolves, Ederson accepted that injuries have hampered the performances of the club during the early stages. He added to talk about the quality of Laporte and admitted that they are short in the central defensive department with John Stones also in the treatment room over the past month.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has urged France to ignore the services of midfielder N’Golo Kante during the forthcoming internationals.

The 28-year-old had been struggling with a knee injury at the start of the campaign and he has now sustained a fresh ankle sprain which saw him miss the recent Premier League clash at Norwich City.

Cardiff face QPR in the championship in what could be a tough game for the home team. Manager Neil Warnock has endured mixed results this season as he aims to return the club back to the EPL on first asking.

The veteran manager has options that he can turn to with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Callum Paterson available to start. In addition highly-rated shot-stopper Neil Etheridge could also make a return to the first team.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has opened the door for Leroy Sane to leave the club this summer. The Germany international has been earmarked as the prime attacking target for Bayern Munich but the Bundesliga side have resisted against making an approach until they get the green light from the player himself.

Speaking to reporters, Guardiola said that Sane was rewarded with a new deal at the club last year but the German decided to turn down the advances. He added that he wants a happy bunch of players within the squad and anyone feeling unsettled can head through the exit door, he said:“The club made him an offer last year. We want people happy to be here. We are going to help him to the best we know-how, (to realise) his potential. The desire to have him to be with us is always there. I spoke to the club 10 times (to say) that I want people here to be happy if they don’t want, they go.”

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has expressed doubts over the future of Samir Nasri beyond the current campaign. The Frenchman signed for the Hammers on a six-month deal in January after his drugs ban elapsed, but he has since managed just six appearances with a series of calf problems keeping him out of the team.

Speaking in a press conference, Pellegrini refused to give any assurances regarding the future of Nasri, who is currently nursing another muscular problem. He added that the club will make a judgement on the same at the end of the season, he told: “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 United manager Manuel Pellegrini has sent a warning to Callum Hudson-Odoi, who made his full Premier League debut with Chelsea earlier in the week. The teenager was handed his maiden league start for the Blues during the midweek game against Brighton & Hove Albion and he managed to impress by grabbing the assist for Olivier Giroud’s opener in a 3-0 win.

Speaking in a press conference, Hammers boss Pellegrini said that Hudson-Odoi has the credentials to become a top player, but he needs to live to the ever-growing demands of the Premier League, he told: “I think [a] very good player. He’s just starting his career. I always say about those young players starting that it’s not so difficult to arrive, a lot of good players with technical conditions arrive to play in the first team. But after that you must keep it. At the beginning any little good thing a young player does, people will say how good they are. But after that they will demand more.”

French attacker Samir Nasri has said that he is fighting for his West Ham United future during the final seven games of the campaign. The 31-year-old joined the Hammers on a free transfer in January after his drugs ban was rescinded but he has since struggled to earn a regular run in the team due to a calf problem.

Still, he has managed six appearances for the east London outfit where he has provided a couple of assists against Arsenal and Huddersfield Town respectively. Speaking to London Evening Standard, Nasri has now indicated that he has no idea regarding his future with the Hammers and everything could depend on the final seven games where he needs to avoid any fitness concerns.

The successful player, Marko Arnautovic has been given the green permission to play against the Crystal Palace and even in this match, Samir Nasri is going to miss out playing.

Although the forward from Austria had given one of his best performances for the team, he is yet to be recovered from the leg injury, more specifically a bruise that also kept him off the game that was played the most recently.

Former Arsenal midfielder Adrian Clarke has said that the signing of Samir Nasri has brought the much-needed creativity in the ranks of West Ham United. The east London outfit suffered a massive blow before the season after the long-term injury for Manuel Lanzini and this reduced the creativity behind their frontline.

However, this has witnessed an improvement with the Bosman signing of Nasri this month and Clarke feels the Frenchman can enhance the Hammers’ form during the backend of the season, he told “West Ham United have made great strides since losing their opening four Premier League matches of the season. But Manuel Pellegrini was right to recognize his side was still short on creativity in the absence of the injured Manuel Lanzini.

Former Manchester City and Arsenal star Samir Nasri is training with West Ham as he prepares to return from a doping ban.

The midfielder is closing in on a return to the Premier League, but he has yet to agree to a contract with the club.