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Serie A champions Juventus could be ready to renew their interest in Manchester United winger Nani this summer, but they will have to cough up £12million in order to sign the Portuguese international.

Nani, who has been much of a bit-part player at United for the past few seasons, is set to finally end his stay at Old Trafford and is once again being linked with a move to Italy and Juventus, but his £12m price-tag could once again put off potential buyers.

The winger has been keen on leaving United for a few seasons now, despite signing a new deal earlier this year when David Moyes first took over, but after yet another season spent on the injury table and out of the first-team, Nani is finally ready to end his seven-year stay at the club.

The 27-year-old has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford the last few summers, but his wage demands have put off potential suitors and also United's estimations of him have also put off several clubs as they refuse to overpay for the under-used winger.

Nani has made well over 100 appearances for United, but in recent years his first-team appearances have been limited due to both injuries and also falling out of favour under Sir Alex Ferguson and then Moyes.

However, under interim manager Ryan Giggs, Nani was used during United's 1-0 defeat to Sunderland on Saturday, but it's believed that it could be one of his last games in the Premier League.

Juventus, who won the Italian league weeks ago, have been linked with the Portuguese-man for several years now and once again they could miss out due to different opinions on the value of the winger.

United are holding out for £12million for the wide-man, but Juve are only considering offering £5million up front with potential add-ons later on in the deal.

Nani's agent, Federico Pastorello, has been talking about the potential transfer, but he has refused to give too much away.

Pastorello said: "Nani to Juventus? I don’t issue statements on Nani because his current situation is a delicate one."

Pastorello also represents Nani's team-mate Patrice Evra, who could also leave United this summer in order to make a switch to Serie A with Juve also interested in the French left-back.

The agent has confirmed that both his clients love Manchester United, but they are also both seriously considering their futures at the club with new management set to take over in the summer after Moyes' sacking and the belief that Giggs will not be offered the full-time job.

Louis van Gaal has been strongly linked with taking over at Old Trafford, and the first thing he may have to do is discuss the future with both Nani and Evra, as Juventus is waiting in the wings.


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