Portuguese now appears to be staying at Old Trafford after all.
AS Monaco head coach Claudio Ranieri has denied that the mega-rich Ligue 1 club have made an offer to sign unsettled Manchester United midfield player Luis Nani, reports Goal.com.
The mercurial Portugal international has been the subject of much speculation of late linking the player with a move away from the north west this summer following the recent appointment of new Red Devils boss David Moyes in the Old Trafford hot seat.
As well as the likes of the big-spending Ligue 1 giants, French champions Paris Saint-Germain and Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg have all also been reportedly keen on signing the 26-year-old, whose current contract with United now only runs until June 30 2014.
However, speaking after Monaco’s 3-0 friendly win over Leicester City on Saturday afternoon, the former Chelsea manager said in response to reports claiming his side had tried to buy the Portuguese: “No, Nani is just rumours. Our market is closed.”
As a result, it now appears as though the wide man is set to stay at United next season after all following face-to-face talks with Moyes about his future with the Premier League champions, with the Scot understood to be keen to utilise a player who has scored 40 goals in 212 matches for the top-flight giants in the past six years.