Inter Milan have contacted Manchester United over the availability of Portuguese winger Nani, according to reports in Italy.
Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport claims that mega-rich Inter owner Erik Thohir wants to bring the faltering United winger to the San Siro on loan this month, with a view to securing a permanent move at the end of the season.
The same report suggests that the Italian giants are in talks with both Arsenal target Mirko Vucinic and a playmaker who has been on David Moyes’ radar, Lazio’s Hernanes. Now that they are confident of agreeing deals for both of those players, it would appear that Thohir has turned his attentions to Nani, who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this January.
The 27-year-old has struggled to make an impression so far under Moyes and, despite only penning a lengthy new deal with United at the beginning of this season, is rumoured to be heading for the exit door as part of the squad overhaul set to be put into motion by the powers that be.
Juventus have also signalled an intent to sign Nani, who could command a fee of £18million, and United could therefore be hoping to spark some sort of bidding war between the two Serie A outfits.