Zenit St Petersburg have launched a bid to sign Manchester United winger Nani.

Zenit St Petersburg launch bid for United winger Nani

The Portugal winger could find first-team football harder to come by at Old Trafford this season after the arrivals of Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa.

‘The news about Nani is true,’ Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti said on Friday.

‘Everything will depend on how much players cost because we won’t pay excessive amounts of money.’

When asked whether Zenit had made a bid, he said: “I’m not talking about an offer to a particular player, but an offer to a club.’

‘If the club won’t sell a player, then there’s no thought of making an offer to the player himself.’

Last month, Spalletti named Hulk and Nani as among a small number of players he believed could strengthen the team.

‘We like both Hulk and Nani, we also like [Lionel] Messi,’ he said Friday.

Zenit are not keen on Dimitar Berbatov.

By Sportsmail