Nani wanted by AC Milan

Published Add your comment

AC Milan are set to make a move for Manchester United outcast Nani, whose future at Old Trafford is in serious doubt. The Portugal international is reportedly keen to leave the Red Devils this summer and has been offered a route out of the club by new Milan boss Filippo Inzaghi.

This is according to Italian publication Tuttosport, who believe Manchester United will consider any offers around the €15 million mark. The Premier League giants have no desire to send the 27-year-old, who has also been strongly linked to Juventus and Arsenal in recent months, out on loan.

Related links

Nani one of five stars desperate for summer move
Nani wants to leave Manchester United
Arsenal demand Nani in exchange for Thomas Vermaelen

AC Milan in battle with Juventus

Serie A champions Juventus were poised to resume talks with Nani’s entourage following Portugal’s elimination from the World Cup finals in Brazil. It was reported that Turkish giants Fenerbahce and La Liga champions Atletico Madrid were also on the trail of the Cape Verde-born ace.

However, Milan - despite a difficult past couple of seasons - remain one of the most iconic names of European football and may have the prestige, and financial clout, to lure Nani to the San Siro this summer.

Ultimately, where Nani ends up playing his football next season will almost certainly depend on which club offers United the biggest cheque.

Nani wants to leave Old Trafford

Nani has just endured the two most frustrating seasons of his professional career, making a total of 22 Premier League appearances from the start of the 2012/13 campaign and scoring one goal. Injuries have not helped the Portuguese, who appears to feel that he needs a fresh start in order to resurrect his career.

A series of poor performances in Brazil was further evidence that Nani is currently low on confidence. But it’s unclear whether United boss Louis van Gaal is prepared to allow the winger to leave Old Trafford. The veteran Dutch coach likes his sides to play with width and reportedly blocked Nani from completing a £10 million transfer to Juventus in May.

Watch: Why Van Gaal may want to keep Nani

Nani contracted until 2018

That former Manchester United boss David Moyes, somewhat inexplicably, handed Nani a new five-year contract last September means the Red Devils are under no obligation to sell if they want to keep the player.

But fresh reports suggest Van Gaal is keen on bringing £40 million-rated Angel di Maria to Old Trafford from Real Madrid. Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez has also been linked with a move to the Red Devils. This suggests that Van Gaal is planning for life after Nani.

AC Milan: A sinking ship?

Nani may be reluctant to sign for Milan, though, after the Italian giants finished last season eighth in the Serie A table.

However, should Milan retain the services of star striker Mario Balotelli heading into the new season, the Manchester United ace may be more encouraged to become part of Inzaghi’s new-look side.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Manchester United
Serie A
Luis Nani
Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again