It’s ‘Happy Hour’ in the Football Transfer Tavern at the moment and that has attracted a host of tired journalists who are enjoying the 2 for 1 deal after a long day at work.
One of those who has entered the bar is Ben Jefferson from The Express who tells us that Galatasaray are plotting a £13 million move for Manchester United winger Nani during the January transfer window.
A rumour that is being spoken about near the dartboard, is that new Gala boss Roberto Mancini is preparing to move for the Portuguese international as the former Manchester City coach seeks to overhaul the squad he has inherited from Fatih Terim.
The 26-year-old winger could act a possible replacement for Wesley Sneijder as the star of the Turkish side’s midfield, with the Dutch international repeatedly linked with a move away from Istanbul.
Dutch national coach Louis van Gaal has encouraged Sneijder to make the move in order to boost his prospects of appearing in the Netherlands’ World Cup starting eleven and that could see Nani moving to the Turkish side.
Interestingly, Jefferson then claims that the former Inter Milan man could actually be part of a swap deal with Nani, as United look to revive their interest in the 29-year-old attacking midfielder.
Favourite in the tavern, Didier Drogba appears to be instigating the transfer of the former Sporting Lisbon winger as he tries to get the club to add more quality players to Mancini’s squad.
However the possible switch could be delayed if Sneijder fails to move on given Galatasaray’s full foreign quota. Not what Manchester United wanted to hear as they look to offload Nani in January, despite him only signing a new five-year deal last month.
Is it time to let the Portuguese international depart Old Trafford or does he still have a role to play? Let us know your thoughts below.
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