The talks between Zenit and Manchester United over Luis Nani have failed according to our sources as Nani had asked for “unreal” wages.
The officials at Manchester United wanted to sell Nani as he lost his place in the first team with the arrival of Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa. However, Zenit’s director general, Maxim Mitrofanov, said that they failed to agree on personal terms with the 25-year old winger.
Zenit were considered to be “over spending” on the “over rated” Hulk from Porto. However it is said that Nani was asking for ever more money that the Brazilian striker.
“If Hulk had demanded €8 million to €10 million a year, these conditions would have been unacceptable for Zenit,” Mitrofanov said. “The transfer of Nani failed mostly due to this reason, as he asked for an enormous salary and we would not pay him.”
The collapse of this deal means that Luis Nani will stay in Manchester United and struggle to become a part of the first team. It is being reported that his agent is asking for a wage of £130,000 per-week to keep Nani in Manchester United.
On the other hand, Zenit have also failed to sign Arsenal’s Andrei Arshavin just hours before the transfer window closed on Thursday. Arshavin was reportedly being released by Arsenal before Thursday but that did not happen.