Juventus joined the race to sign Manchester United winger Nani

Juventus are set to go head-to-head with AC Milan for the signature of Manchester United winger Nani.

Milan are at the head of the queue to sign the out-of-favour Portugal wide man, and are keen to sign the player for a cut-price £12million.

The 25-year-old, who featured in Portugal’s 1-1 draw with Northern Ireland on Tuesday, looks almost certain to leave Old Trafford next year as talks over a new contract continue to stall, with Juve ready to sound out the player via third parties.

Despite having played over 200 times for the United since joining in July 2007, Nani has struggled to earn a regular spot in the starting side this season.

It is believed that Ferguson is prepared to part with the winger but is keen on receiving a figure in line with the £20m he originally shelled out for the then 20-year-old five years ago.

Juventus currently sit top of the pile in Serie A after six wins from the opening seven games, with the Nani camp seemingly viewing the Turin-based club as an ideal next destination for the player.