Roma line up Nani bid

The winger could be tempted to move to Serie A with Rudi Garcia's side interested, but the Red Devils are keen to hold out for the highest fee possible
By Luca Momblano

Roma are lining up a move for Manchester United winger Nani, Goal understands.

Rudi Garcia has asked the Giallorossi to make the Portugal star his 14th signing of the summer ahead of the new season, although they may face competition from Monaco should Claudio Ranieri's side reconsider - having previously stated they would not be moving for the 26-year-old.

Nani has been used sparingly in pre-season, scoring twice for a Manchester United XI against Crewe and starting the fixture against AIK before being taken off with injury.

Galatasaray were another team keen on striking a deal for the Portugal international, although they gave up their pursuit after United rejected a €7m offer.

Goal exclusively revealed back in July that David Moyes considered the winger a part of his first-team plans and was even considering a contract extension for the former Sporting Lisbon star.

But having made just 17 appearances for the Red Devils last season, Nani could be tempted by a move to Italy and a fresh start in a foreign league having spent six years at Old Trafford.

The addition of Wilfried Zaha in the summer, as well as competition from Antonio Valencia and the fit again Ashley Young, mean Nani will not be guaranteed regular first-team football under Moyes.

In Rome, he would vie for a place against the likes of Erik Lamela, Francesco Totti and new acquisition Gervinho this coming season, although United are not keen on doing business unless they receive a suitable offer.