Juventus have claimed that Luis Nani has renewed his contract with Manchester United, insisting they never had any intention of signing the Portuguese winger.
Nani fell out of favour with Sir Alex Ferguson last season and appeared destined for an exit from the club as he entered the final 12 months of his contract this summer.
The Portugal international looked to have been given a second chance by incoming manager David Moyes and now it appears that the new United boss has shown complete faith in Nani by handing him a new deal.
"He's renewed his contract with Manchester United and we never negotiated for him," Juve director general Giuseppe Marotta told reporters when questioned over the star.
After joining United from Sporting Lisbon in 2007, Nani was touted for big things after being compared by some to fellow winger Cristiano Ronaldo.
But he failed to consistently deliver, prompting Ferguson to purchase Ashley Young to provide competition for the 26 year old in the summer of 2011.
When Wilfried Zaha sealed a move to the Red Devils last January it appeared that his future would be at another club, and besides Juventus, Roma also admitted they were interested in entering into talks with the United man.
Coming to an agreement over a new deal will serve as a boost to the club even if they choose to sell Nani, with his valuation significantly lowering as he entered the final year of his contract.
Keeping players appears to have been high on Moyes' agenda, much more so than bringing new players in this summer; with Wayne Rooney's future at the club also a major talking point in recent weeks.
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