Portuguese will depart Old Trafford for either Spain or Italy.
Nani faces an uncertain future at Manchester United after the midfield player did not even make the squad for the first leg of the club’s Champions League last-16 tie at Real Madrid on Wednesday night, reports the Daily Express.
“There were a lot of disappointed players. Nani and Ashley Young – international footballers – and I found it hard to explain to them I was leaving them out,” United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said of his decision after the match.
The Portugal international has become a bit-part player at Old Trafford this season, barely starting a game for the Red Devils, while sometimes not even making the substitutes’ bench either, partly as a result of the fact that contract negotiations with the club broke down without a conclusion last summer.
The 26-year-old winger’s reported wage demands were considered too high by United, although a subsequent move to Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg then fell through for the player, who now has just one year remaining on his present United deal.
And, with England international winger Wilfred Zaha set to arrive at the club from Crystal Palace in time for next season, Nani’s United future looks grim, with Ferguson looking to sell the player to either Spain or Italy, but not to a Premier League rival.