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 By Mark Rodden

Samir Nasri open to MLS transfer after he leaves Manchester City

Samir Nasri says he would like to play in Major League Soccer once his time at Manchester City is finished.

Nasri, 28, joined City in 2011 and signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League leaders in July 2014, but said he was open to playing in America in the future.

"I like the English league a lot and my life in England," he told the J+1 programme on French TV channel Canal+ Sport.

"Afterwards, I'm thinking more about playing in MLS -- to discover something different -- rather than going back to France."

Nasri also confirmed that he would never play for France again.

Last month, France boss Didier Deschamps all but ruled out ever recalling the former Marseille midfielder, who has scored five times in 41 appearances for his country.

But Nasri said that after being left out of the 2014 World Cup squad by Deschamps, he no longer had any desire to turn out for his national team.

"The real split was in 2012," Nasri said. "I wanted to stop then but my father said I should play at the World Cup.

"Even if my father was the manager, I wouldn't go back. I suffered a lot with the national team. At the start, it was a dream.

"But to miss a World Cup, when I thought I was good enough, that wrecks things a little. I'm not perfect -- I have flaws. But when you're a top manager, you can manage egos."


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