Nani Edges Nearer Old Trafford Exit As Contract Talks Continue To Stall
The Portuguese, 25, sees his current deal expire in June 2014 and the club and player will agree on his departure in the summer should an agreement not be reached by the end of the season.
The Daily Telegraph understands that the two parties are miles apart on agreeing a salary and as such a sale is looking increasingly likely.
A move to Zenit St Petersburg fell through in August with the Russian club instead opting to sign Brazilian forward Hulk after Nani indicated he was not keen on a move to eastern Europe.
Nani, who has fallen well down the pecking order at Old Trafford this season, has been told that he will continue to play a bit-part while his future remains uncertain.
The winger is understood to have become tired of life at United and he is thought to be keen on a move to Italy, where Inter Milan and Juventus are monitoring his situation.
United are likely to demand £12million for the services of a player they paid £17m for back in 2007.
Nani has started just five of United's 13 games this season and was overlooked in favour of the returning Ashley Young for the 3-2 win at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
The Portuguese is likely to start when United again visit Chelsea on Wednesday night, this time in the Capital One Cup.