Manchester United are eyeing up a possible swap deal involving Nani-plus-cash for William Carvalho, according to reports in Portugal.
Nani has been farmed out on loan back to Sporting Lisbon this season as part of Manchester United's deal for Marcos Rojo during the summer window, and so far the winger has impressed back in his home country.
The 28-year-old bagged his fourth Champions League goal of the season in just five games, while he's managed two in nine league appearances.
Carvalho meanwhile has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in the past, along with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea. However it seems as though it is the Red Devils who are in the lead for his services.
Now reports in Portugal say that Manchester United will offer the chance for Sporting to land Nani on a permanent basis - if they are willing to give up their star midfielder. The Red Devils would also have to give up around £14 million alongside Nani in order to scoop the highly-rated 22-year-old.
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However the fact that Nani is said to be on around £100,000-per-week having signed a five-year contract at the end of last year, so the cost of the deal is likely to be favourable to Manchester United.
It had previously been suggested that the Portuguese international, who joined Manchester United in 2007, but the man himself insists that he's happy to stay put for the tim being - although he left the door open to an Old Trafford when quizzed earlier this month.
"Back in January? I won't say no," he was quoted as saying by Portuguese publication O Jogo. However that seems even more unlikely now, and the wise money would be on him staying in Portugal on a permanent basis.