Manchester United's hopes of re-signing winger Nani from Fenerbahce have been dashed after the Turkish club's president Aziz Yildirim confirmed the attacker is joining Valencia in the summer transfer window. The 29-year-old has been linked with a move away from his current employers just a year after joining them before the start of last season.
The Portuguese international lost his place in the starting XI and was not included in Louis van Gaal's plan at the club when the Dutchman was in charge at Old Trafford. He allowed Nani to join Sporting Lisbon on loan as part of a deal that saw the English side sign Marcos Rojo in 2014.
According to Turkish publication DHA, new Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho wanted to bring Nani back to the club this summer. It was believed the player had agreed personal terms in order to return to the Premier League.
"Nani will play for Valencia next season," Yildirim said, as quoted by Spanish publication Marca.
The same publication claims Nani has a €8.5m (£7m, $9.4m) release clause in his contract for European clubs. Interested parties should trigger it before 30 June and after that date, the buyout amount increases.
Nani is currently with the Portugal national side in the ongoing European championship in France. After defeating Croatia 1-0 in extra time, Cristiano Ronaldo's side have made it to the quarter-final of the Euro 2016, where they now face Poland on 30 June.
With Nani all set to join Valencia, the winger remains focused on Portugal's efforts to make it to the semi-final of the tournament. He said: "I'm one hundred percent focussed on Portugal. I only want to talk about the championship because we have a big goal, I don't wish to speak about my future."