Luis Nani could cost Manchester United £17million as Sporting Lisbon can't afford wages

Winger's £110,000-a-week wages proving prohibitive to permanent deal

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Manchester United have a tough decision to make over unwanted winger Luis Nani this summer.

The Portuguese has been on loan at boyhood club Sporting Lisbon this season and has impressed, scoring 11 goals in all competitions for the club.

But whilst he has been on loan this season Manchester United have paid the entirety of his £110,000-a-week wages and although Sporting are keen to make his move permanent, there is no way the club could afford to pay, according to the Daily Telegraph.

With Memphis Depay having already arrived at the club and Angel Di Maria, Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia and Adnan Januzaj on the books, there is no need for another winger in Louis van Gaal's squad.

Van Gaal has made it clear that the 28-year-old has no future at the club, but Nani is locked into a deal until June 2018 and if the club fail to sell Nani he will eventually end up costing them £17million.

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