Nani
Nani not considering a move to Benfica.Getty Images/PATRICIA DE MELO

Manchester United winger Nani claims there is no chance of him joining Benfica this summer.

Nani, 28, rejoined boyhood club Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan as part of the deal that saw Marcos Rojo arrive at Old Trafford in the summer of 2014.

After two injury-hit seasons at United, the Portugal international enjoyed a fine season back in his homeland last term where he scored 12 goals in 35 appearances and helped Sporting win the Taca de Portugal.

It remains to be seen however whether his impressive 2014-15 campaign has earned him another chance at United under Louis van Gaal.

According to Portuguese media outlet Sapo, Benfica have made it known to United they are ready to make an offer for Nani, possibly as part of a deal that could see Nicolas Gaitain move to Old Trafford.

The winger has no plans to move to the fierce rivals of Sporting, however.

"No, I don't think about the possibility of signing for Benfica and I don't want to talk about it as I said before," Nani said on Tuesday ahead of Portugal's international friendly with Italy.

"My focus is with Portugal right now and I am just thinking about our next game and my holiday afterwards."

Nani still has three years remaining on his current deal at Old Trafford, having penned a new five-year contract during David Moyes's time in charge at the club. Following the end of the season, he spoke confidently of getting a chance to prove himself to manager Louis van Gaal next season.

"I am a Manchester United player and I must return,"Nani told Portuguese newspaper O Jogo in April. "I can never say it is impossible [staying at Sporting]. I believe I am now more confident to complete for a place in whatever team it is."