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Manchester United & Chelsea receive shock double Serie A bid

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Juventus director general Beppe Marotta was reportedly in London yesterday to hold talks with both Chelsea and Manchester United over the possibility of signing Kevin de Bruyne and Nani when transfer window opens later this week.

The Serie A champions are desperate to strengthen after surprisingly failing to qualify from the Champions League group stages, courtesy of a controversial late defeat to Galatasaray in Turkey in their final group game.

Antonio Conte's side are now under huge pressure to retain their Serie A crown for a third successive season and see both De Bruyne and Nani as creative players capable of proving the difference, according to Sport Mediaset.

Marotta is thought to have spoken to Chelsea about a permanent deal for De Bruyne and was quoted a price of £12.5m, despite the young Belgian playmaker remaining a peripheral figure at Stamford Bridge so far this season.

A long-term Juve transfer target in Nani was also mentioned in a separate meeting with United according to Italian reports this morning, with striker Mirko Vucinic offered in part exchange in order to lower the asking price.

Nani has been persistently linked with a switch to Serie A despite signing a new five-year contract at Old Trafford.

The 27-year-old has been restricted to just eight Premier League appearances so far this season, but is still thought to be a firm part of David Moyes' long-term plans for the defending champions.

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