Man United transfers: Nani will cost £8.5m, claims Galatasaray chairman

Man United transfers: Galatasaray chairman Unal Aysal says the Red Devils want £8.5m for underperforming Nani

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Nani joined United from Sporting Lisbon in 2007 Photo: The Sport Review

Manchester United want £8.5m for Portugal international Nani, according to Galatasaray chairman Unal Aysal.

The 26-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford after the midfielder was limited to seven Premier League starts last season, scoring once and making two assists.

Cash-rich Ligue 1 side Monaco were reported to be weighing up a £20m offer for Nani, but Galatasaray chief Aysal revealed the Turkish outfit had failed in a £6m bid for the former Sporting Lisbon man.

“We offered €7million (£6m) for him. But they didn’t accept. We can’t give more than this,” Aysal told Milliyet.

“We are not going to follow Nani anymore. We can’t give more than €7m for him.

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

Nani has scored 40 goals in 212 appearances for the Red Devils after completing a €25.5m to the 20-time English champions from Sporting Lisbon in 2007.

The Portuguese star will be faced with even more competition for a starting spot next season with Wilfried Zaha set to join up with the United squad this summer.

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