AC Milan makes deadline day bid to sign Manchester United winger Nani

AC Milan have made a deadline day bid to sign Manchester United winger Nani.

The Serie A outfit have told Old Trafford officials that they would be willing to pay the Portuguese's £80,000-a-week salary in full as part of a loan deal until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent signing in the summer.

United are willing to allow Nani's exit despite Wilfried Zaha's loan to Cardiff City, but a deal remains far from close, with Milan concerned over both the player's fitness and the fact that he is ineligible to play Champions League football this term.

Milan's city rivals Inter were close to a deal with Nani earlier this week but terms couldn't be agreed.

Nani signed a new deal at Old Trafford after David Moyes convinced him not to leave in the summer transfer window but has failed to impress the new United boss this term.

The Portugal international has started just four Premier League games this season and has not featured since the defeat against Newcastle in early December, after which he suffered a hamstring injury in training that Moyes revealed would “keep him out for a while”.