Man United man hoping for Juventus call, reports claim

Nani

According to Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, Manchester United winger Nani wants to leave the club and is waiting for a call from Juventus.

Juventus have been repeatedly linked with Manchester United man Nani and Tuttosport believes that the interest is reciprocated.

The Old Lady are leading Serie A by a commanding eight points from second-placed Roma, but they crashed out of the Champions League at the first hurdle.

That unexpected Champions League elimination may have damaged Juventus' plans for the winter transfer window, but they have oddly made a move for Nani more likely.

When Nani played in this season's Champions League for Manchester United against Bayer Leverkusen it ruled out his featuring for Juventus in that competition, but he would still be eligible in the Europa League.

It seems logical that Juve will have to sell off some of their excess players before they can buy and they are reportedly close to selling or loaning out Fabio Quagliarella and or Mirko Vucinic to clear some space for new recruits.

Nani would be top of the Juventus shopping list as coach Antonio Conte is said to admire him and the Portuguese international has been unsettled at Old Trafford.

Tuttosport reports that Nani's recent injury woes and a poor working relationship with manager David Moyes have left him desperate to find a fresh start elsewhere.

The paper says that sources in Portugal state Nani has his heart set on Juventus and is ready to accept a pay cut to play there.

As yet it seems that Juventus director Beppe Marotta hasn't made any formal approach, but the two clubs may open transfer talks soon regarding a number of possible deals.

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