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Nani eyeing United exit - reports

March 15, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Manchester United winger Nani is reportedly considering a move to Serie A in the near future despite having his best season in the Premier League to date.

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According to British newspapers, Nani has told friends and family he is looking at leaving England and has asked his agent to explore options in Italy.

Nani has starred for United this season, scoring ten goals and setting up 15 others, but the reports claim he now feels as though he has proved himself in England and would like to take on a new challenge in the next couple of seasons.

United stars Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and most recently Wayne Rooney have been convinced to stay at the club when considering moves away, but if Nani does exit it would come as a personal blow to manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who is only now reaping the rewards from a player he kept the faith with for years of underwhelming performances since signing him for £18 million in 2007.

Nani, who only signed a new four-year deal last season, will not push for a move but instead wait and see what opportunities emerge, according to The Guardian. A report in The Sun claims part of Nani's dissatisfaction at United is based on his belief he is now worth more than the wages he agreed to in his new deal.

Nani, 24, has been declared fit to face Marseille in the Champions League on Tuesday after recovering from the badly gashed leg he suffered in a tackle by Jamie Carragher in United's Premier League loss to Liverpool.