AC Milan make late Nani bid

The Manchester United winger has been subject to an offer from the Serie A giants but concerns from the Italians has left a potential move in the balace
By Paul Clennam

AC Milan have made a deadline day bid to sign Manchester United winger Nani, Goal understands.

The Serie A outfit have told Old Trafford officials that they would be willing to pay the Portuguese's £80,000-a-week salary in full as part of a loan deal until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent signing in the summer.

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United are willing to allow Nani's exit despite Wilfried Zaha's loan to Cardiff City, but a deal remains far from close, with Milan concerned over both the player's fitness and the fact that he is ineligible to play Champions League football this term.

"Milan are definitely interested but there are a fair few obstacles to overcome if we're going to see a deal get signed off," a source close to United told Goal.  

Milan's city rivals Inter were close to a deal with Nani earlier this week but terms couldn't be agreed.

Nani signed a new deal at Old Trafford after David Moyes convinced him not to leave in the summer transfer window but has failed to impress the new United boss this term.

The Portugal international has started just four Premier League games this season and has not featured since the defeat against Newcastle in early December, after which he suffered a hamstring injury in training that Moyes revealed would “keep him out for a while”.

Goal understands the player feels he has been harshly treated by his new manager and, prior to his latest fitness setback, had grown concerned at a lack of playing time, particularly in a World Cup year.