Inter Milan would reportedly be prepared to let Wesley Sneijder join Manchester United, should Nani move in the opposite direction.
According to Metro, Italian sources have claimed that the reigning European Champions have identified the Portuguese winger as a potential summer acquisition and are ready to use Sneijder as bait in order to secure his services.
United have frequently been linked with a move for Sneijder when the transfer window reopens, but whether or not they would be tempted to let Nani leave Old Trafford remains unclear.
The 24-year-old has enjoyed his best season for United as they remain on course for an historic Treble, and he now finds himself as one of the first names on Sir Alex Ferguson's team sheet.
Should Inter come knocking at the end of the season, then Nani is likely to have his head turned after The Guardian reported he would be open to a move to Serie A should the opportunity arise.
Sneijder, meanwhile, has has allegedly been shortlisted by Ferguson as a potential replacement for Paul Scholes as the Old Trafford legend nears the end of his illustrious career.
As and when Scholes does decide to hang up his boots, then the United manager will be on the lookout for a successor in the creative mould of the 36-year-old - and Sneijder could prove to be a worthy successor.
The 26-year-old Dutchman was instrumental last season as Inter secured two domestic triumphs to go with their Champions League victory, and also guided Holland to the final of the 2010 World Cup.