Manchester United winger Nani could well have made a move to Russian side Zenit St Peterburg this summer, but the player’s wage demands derailed a potential switch according to The Daily Mail.
The Portugal international has been linked with an Old Trafford exit after negotiations over a new contract for the wideman broke down, with Sir Alex Ferguson confident that he has enough quality on the flanks to cope should Nani leave.
Zenit splashed the cash to bring the likes of Axel Witsel and Hulk to eastern Europe this summer, with that duo reported signed in a deal worth €90 million.
However, a deal to bring Nani to Russia was also on the cards only for the switch to be scuppered due to the United man requesting £130,000 a week to seal a transfer.
Ferguson seems to prefer Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young on the wings, whilst new signing Shinji Kagawa can also start from wide if needs be.
By Gareth McKnight