Zenit Starts Bid for Manchester United Winger Nani, Mail Says

Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Zenit St. Petersburg has launched a bid to sign Manchester United winger Nani, the Daily Mail said.

Nani may have to fight for playing time this season after United signed Robin van Persie from Arsenal and Shinji Kagawa from German champion Dortmund, the Mail said.

Coach Luciano Spalletti said Zenit has made a “an offer to a club,” but hasn’t approached the player.

“If the club won’t sell a player, then there’s no thought of making an offer to the player himself,” the Mail quoted Spalletti as saying.

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