The Manchester United winger was called into a meeting last week to be told the club would not budge on their original offer of £90,000 a week for another four years.

That would have matched his current agreement but the Portugal star, who had a £130,000-a-week demand turned down, is now considering his options.

And, if he does not sign, United will start looking for buyers and sell him at the end of the season.

Nani, 26, joined United from Sporting Lisbon for £14million in July 2007 and Old Trafford chiefs do not want to risk losing him for nothing, with only next season left on his current deal.

Boss Alex Ferguson made clear his desire to keep Nani after his match-winning display in the FA Cup fifth-round win over Reading.

But Nani was unhappy at being a sub and Fergie said: “We want to keep him. He’s one of the best match-winners in the game.

“He wants guaranteed first-team football and will get it if he plays like he did against Reading.”