Inter Milan consider bid for Manchester United winger Nani

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Manchester United may finally get the chance to part ways with Nani this summer after Inter Milan expressed an interest in signing him, reports The Mail.

Nani remains one of the best paid players at Old Trafford with a £110,000-a-week deal despite the fact that Louis van Gaal has little or no place for him in his current squad.

The Portugal international spent the whole of last season on loan at Sporting Lisbon but, as part of a deal that saw Marcos Rojo sign for Manchester United permanently, the Premier League club agreed to cover Nani's wages for the duration of the season.

David Moyes handed Nani a five-year extension back in 2013 but it is widely believed that he did so in an attempt to guarantee Manchester United got a decent transfer fee for him.

However, with a deal worth £28.6m under his belt, the winger has since shown a reluctance to leave Old Trafford without some sort of hefty pay off. Understandably, few clubs are willing to match his current wages.

Inter Milan's interest

There is now hope that interest from Inter Milan will lead to a serious bid. Roberto Mancini has money from billionaire owner Erick Thohir and has the ability to coax the 28-year-old to the San Siro.

Luckily for Van Gaal, Nani had a good season in the Portuguese league with Sporting Lisbon. He scored 11 goals in 34 appearances throughout the campaign, but failed to win a future at Old Trafford.

No place at Manchester United

Nani's position as a wide player is something Van Gaal simply does not require at this moment in time. The likes of Adnan Januzaj already struggled for game time and the arrival of Memphis Depay means that the Portuguese simply did not come into the Dutchman's consideration.

There is, however, a chance that Nani will be invited on Manchester United's pre-season tour of the USA, where many fringe players will be given a chance to prove themselves.

What is most likely is he will be sold on the first chance Manchester United get. He was Sir Alex Ferguson's project and Van Gaal have no problems allowing him to leave Old Trafford if it means his own project, Depay, gets more game time as a result.


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