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Nani - Vucinic deal on the table for Manchester United?

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Reports in Italy are linking Nani with Juventus and an exciting attacker in the other direction.

Another suitor is ready to rival PSG for the summer signature of Manchester United winger Nani, and that is Juventus.

Nani's contract at United runs out next summer, and unable to agree a new deal there is no chance of United letting him walk away on a free, meaning him being sold once this season is over is a near certainty.

Reports in Italy have claimed Juventus are so keen to land the Portuguese ace, they are even up for considering sending Mirko Vucinic in part exchange.

The reports stem from Italian newspaper La Republicca, which state the Italians will offer up to 18 million Euros to United for Nani's signature.

This though is not cutting it with United apparently, who want 25 million Euros for Nani.

That price may be ambitious, but with the whole summer to negotiate, United seemingly want to start high rather than setting their sights low.

And it could work, because the newspaper report that Juventus are open to trying the bridge the gap by offering Mirko Vucinic, and reducing their cash offer.

Vucinic is 29-years-old and a Montenegro international who has scored a winner over United in the past, for Roma in the 2-1 win in the Italian capital before his team were hammered 7-1 in the return leg at Old Trafford.

He is a versatile attacker who likes to play behind the main striker and can also play wide left in a 4-3-3 formation.

For Juventus he has scored 13 goals and provided nine assists this campaign, and he is not a player they would let go lightly, but with Fernando Llorente incoming and more attackers likely, he could find himself squeezed out next season.

Manager Antonio Conte is keen to secure an out and out wide man like Nani, and would prefer to bring him in on a cash only deal.

If Vucinic is offered, it will certainly be food for thought for United; while he isn't a player seemingly on their 'must-sign' radar, he could be a clever addition, but Sir Alex Ferguson may be looking at the Nani cash to spend elsewhere.

If so, pushing the Portuguese winger towards PSG might be a better option.

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