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Manchester United star lined up for £9.6m Juventus swoop

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Manchester United winger Nani is attracting yet more attention from Italian outfit Juventus, reports claim.

According to The Sun, the Serie A champions are ready to make a fresh offer of £9.6 million for the Portuguese international this month.

Initial reports yesterday had suggested that Juventus had already made contact with the Manchester United man's camp over a potential move and not it appears that they are ready to follow that up with a concrete bid for his signature.

Whether that sum will be enough to convince Manchester United and David Moyes into letting Nani depart at such a crucial stage of the season, though, remains to be seen.

Although the player is undeniably in possession of wonderful ability, he famously struggles to showcase it on a regular basis at Old Trafford and that has led him to become somewhat of a sitting target for the boo-boys and naysayers.

Regardless of his disappointing reputation, however, Manchester United have endured a torrid first season under Moyes and it could be considered doubtful that, with the squad already undermanned in certain areas, the under-pressure Scot would be willing to sacrifice any of his current first-team players without the promise of hefty financial reward.

Late last month, shortly before the January transfer window opened for business, Juventus were linked with an £18 million move for Nani.

Now, with the fact that Manchester United reportedly paid £22 million to sign him from Primeira Liga side Sporting Lisbon back in 2007, this would surely seem a far more realistic fee for a club of their stature.

Sporting are also said to be interested in a potential return for Nani, but it seems unlikely that they would boast the financial muscle necessary to compete with Juventus.

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