Arsenal told £8.5m will land Manchester United star

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Manchester United have told Arsenal and Galatasaray they will need to stump up £8.5million if they want to land winger Nani.

According to the Daily Star, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is keen to make the Old Trafford star part of a £70million summer shopping spree.

It claims Turkish champions Galatasaray had also wanted tried to sign Nani, but were knocked back by Manchester United and told the bid wasn’t enough.

Arsenal’s interest may mean Gala have even less chance of signing him, though Manchester United’s new manager David Moyes is unlikely to want to sell to a rival Premier League club.

“We offered €7m (£6m) for him but they didn't accept. We can't give more than this,” Galatasaray chairman Unal Aysal is quoted as saying.

"They want €10m (£8.5m). Because of this he is not on our transfer list anymore.”

Whether Galatasaray have actually given up on signing Nani is unclear, though the report claims Arsenal are ready to step in and take over the deal.

It claims Wenger is keen to recruit the 26-year-old and has the funds to do so, though it would not be unlikely for the price tag stated by Aysal to increase for their rivals.

Nani has failed to fully realise his potential since moving to Old Trafford in 2007 and talks over extending his current contract have failed to produce an agreement.

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