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Arsenal are reportedly looking to seal a deal to sign exit bound Man United winger Nani with Arsene Wenger having met the Portuguese international’s representatives in recent days.
CaughtOffside understands that the 27 year old Old Trafford attacker is set to leave Man United this summer but despite apparent interest from a number of Italian sides Nani would like to remain in the Premier League having settled in England.
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Wenger is keen to strengthen his options in the final third and believes he could secure a deal to bring in Nani for as little as £9m.
Nani has been on the periphery of the Man United starting eleven for the last couple of seasons but is a player of obvious quality but is likely to be a player chief executive Ed Woodward will seek to sell as incoming boss Louis van Gaal draws up an extensive list of potential summer signings.
Man United signed Nani in June 2007 and though the talented wide-man took some time to emerge from the shadow of national team colleague Cristiano Ronaldo the former Sporting Lisbon man did more than prove himself capable of making an impact.
The 2010/11 season was something of a turning point for Nani in many respects.
The Man United man was a first team regular and finished the campaign as one of the leading assist makers in the top tier but didn’t take kindly to being left out of Sir Alex Ferguson’s starting eleven for the Champions League final with Barcelona and his career at the club took a turn for the worst from that point onwards.
Wenger hopes that offer to revive his career at Arsenal will tempt Nani and the Gunners boss feels a move to bring in the Man United man is a calculated risk worth taking.
Both Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott struggled with injuries last season, making just 23 Premier League starts between them, and Nani is a player Wenger hopes to bring in to beef up his attack.
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