Football: Nani set for Fenerbahce transfer

Sporting midfielder Nani celebrating after a Portuguese Cup match in Lisbon on May 31, 2015.
Sporting midfielder Nani celebrating after a Portuguese Cup match in Lisbon on May 31, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

ISTANBUL (AFP) - Manchester United winger Nani is set to join Turkish side Fenerbahce after spending the last year on loan at Sporting Lisbon, the Istanbul outfit said on Friday on its Twitter site.

"Fenerbahce has begun talks with Luis Nani and his club Manchester United to transfer the player," the club said, adding that Nani would be in Istanbul on Sunday to undergo a medical examination.

Nani joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in 2007 and during his time at Old Trafford he has won four Premier League titles and a Champions League crown.

He signed a five-year deal in September 2013, but struggled to hold down a first-team place under Davie Moyes and Louis van Gaal, who took over as coach from Moyes, agreed he be sent out on loan to his former club.

Reports said that a transfer fee for the 28-year-old was being agreed in the region of 6 million euros (S$9 million).