The agent of Manchester United winger Nani, Jorge Mendes, has confirmed that there is interest in the player from AS Roma and that the Portugal international could leave Old Trafford.

The Italian side entered the race to sign the 26-year-old along with Galatasaray and AS Monaco on Thursday, with rumours that a £12m bid would be submitted.

Now Mendes has added further fuel to the speculation by confirming that Nani is being watched from Rome and with only 12 months remaining on the United man’s contract, a move is highly likely.

“Will he go to Roma? Why not?” the agent was quoted in the Metro.

“Serie A is one of the best leagues in the world and Rome is a beautiful city. There is the possibility that he will leave United, but at the minute nothing is concrete.