Nani move from Man Utd to Zenit collapsed over wages

Luis Nani was set to leave Manchester United for Zenit St Petersburg before the Russian transfer window closed only for the move to break down over the Portugal winger’s wage demands, the Daily Mail has reported.

Nani has yet to agree a new contract at Old Trafford – with the Mail putting the blame for the delay on his £130,000 per week wage demands – and while the Russian club confirmed they were interested in Nani, the move never went ahead after Zenit decided they could not afford to meet the player’s price.

Zenit spent €90m on Axel Witsel from Benfica and Hulk from Porto and the club’s director general admitted that pair were Zenit’s priorities, but that they were also interested in signing Nani and Joao Moutinho. But neither of the latter two moves were completed, with the Mail insisting wages were the issue in the case of Nani.

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