By NEIL CUSTIS
NANI will be axed by Manchester United.
The Portuguese winger is going to pay a high price for his poor performance in Monday’s 1-0 defeat at Everton.
Nani can also forget about a new contract — or being allowed to leave on the cheap.
A United source said: “The club did not think his form at the end of last season put him in a very strong bargaining position over a new deal. Monday was hardly his best either.”
Ashley Young is set to replace Nani for Saturday’s visit of Fulham.
Nani, 25, has become frustrated at the collapse of talks over a new four-year deal.
The United source added: “There was an intention to get him on a new four-year contract.
“But initial demands from Nani’s side were way over the top. Right now United are happy to leave it until next summer unless his demands are dramatically dropped. But they won’t sell unless silly money comes in.”
Nani has two years left on his £90,000-a-week deal but wants in excess of £130,000.
Zenit St Petersburg are interested but United will not consider selling unless they get an offer of more than £25million.
United last night confirmed Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez, 18, has been granted a work permit.