According to Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri, a €7 million bid for Manchester United winger Nani by Galatasaray has been rejected. In addition, the president of the Turkish champions -- Unal Aysal -- has claimed that the club will not come back with higher bid.
A 7m € bid for Nani from Galatasaray has been rejected. The Galatasaray president said they won't raise the bid— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) June 10, 2013
Nani has been the subject of much transfer speculation because of his poor form this past season and also because his current contract only has a year remaining on it. United reportedly had been trying to get a new deal done in the past year but there has been an impasse on wage negotiations. After Portugal's defeat of Russia on Friday for a World Cup qualifier, the winger stated that his United future would be decided 'in the next few days'.
At this point in time, it seems highly unlikely that Nani will return to Old Trafford next season. In the past week-and-a-half, the winger has also been linked to Monaco in a rumored £20 million deal -- although that fee seems much higher than the actual market for him. Juventus has continually been linked with the 26-year-old, as well, and this interest goes back a few years.
If United could fetch anything in the region of £15 million for Nani, they should consider themselves fortunate. It's appearing likely, though, that they'll eventually get less. If the Portugal international does leave, it's uncertain if United will shop for a replacement since the players they've continually been linked with have been central-midfielders and left-backs. The club still has Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young -- both players also struggled mightily last season -- as 'natural winger' options while the highly-rated Wilfried Zaha is arriving this summer. Of course, though, there's the lingering (if not likely) possibility of a Cristiano Ronaldo return too...
The main takeaway from this apparent rejected Galatasaray bid is this: United appear intent on selling the winger but clubs like Galatasaray, Juventus, and Monaco will probably have to pay an eight-figure transfer fee.