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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.”

The Hammers have not quite impressed during the course of the current campaign despite spending more than £100m in the transfer market. The east London outfit were initially touted to make a push for the top six and they are currently in a position where they could finish just outside of the top 10 positions.

Nonetheless, there remain no concerns regarding the future of the manager and Pellegrini will be hoping to end the season on a high before strengthening the squad further during the summer. The Hammers are presently five points behind 10th-placed Leicester City and the prospects of making the top 10 appear tedious with the fixtures remaining.

The Hammers face a testing trip to Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend and thereafter, they have games against Southampton and Watford. Two of those are away from home where their record has been poor this season with just four wins from 17 appearances. They have picked up just one point on their travels this year.