WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

03/07/2012 10:06

Papers: Nani wants to stay

Neil Custis writes in The Sun...

Nani keen to sort future
Nani wants his Manchester United future sorted out in the next fortnight. The £25million-rated Portuguese winger fears the club is ready to sell him after a breakdown in contract talks. Nani, 25, is desperate to stay, but is not sure the club feel the same. His advisors have been trying to sort out a new contract since the end of last season without success. SunSport revealed in May United were ready to hand him an increase on his £90,000-a-week deal that has two years left to run. United proposed a salary rise of between £30,000 and £40,000 a week, but it is understood his demands exceeded what was on offer. United immediately called a halt to negotiations despite Nani’s advisors then lowering their initial demands. Nani, on a three-week break after reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2012, has still not heard anything from the club and he will not be going on the pre-season tour of South Africa and China. The star now wants his future sorted before the chief executive David Gill, boss Alex Ferguson and the squad fly out in 12 days.

Elsewhere, many of the newspapers have run pieces from MUTV's Sir Alex Ferguson interview yesterday in which the manager revealed Dimitar Berbatov will join the squad for the DHL 2012 pre-season tour and confirmed Paul Pogba will sign for Juventus.

The Mirror claim, however, that Berbatov, 31, "wants to quit Old Trafford after being frozen out by Sir Alex Ferguson, but is not prepared to accept a substantial pay-cut to go".

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