The representatives of Manchester United winger Luis Nani have held discussions with Monaco over a proposed move to the principality club, reports suggest.
The Portuguese winger's future at Old Trafford remains under scrutiny after starting just six Premier League games for the Premier League champions last season as the 26-year-old's relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson deteriorated throughout the campaign.
It remains to be seen what sort of future David Moyes envisages for the former Sporting Lisbon starlet, but L'Equipe report ambitious Monaco are to continue their extravagant spending with a bid in the excess of €10m for the player.
However, despite the Ligue 1 club having already spent over €100m in bringing Radamel Falcao to the club from Atletico Madrid, James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho from Porto, Jeremy Toulalan from Malaga in addition to Eric Abidal and Ricardo Carvalho on free transfers, Monaco would appear to be exercising some restraint in their pursuit of Nani.
It is suggested that while the club are willing to meet United's asking price for the winger, they are less enthused over the prospect of meeting Nani's salary demands of €7m a year, an impasse that could play a pivotal role in any deal being struck.
Nani's current United contract expires next summer, and while some reports have suggested the 26-year-old will be offered a new deal in the coming weeks, there has been little indication of where United stand on the matter.
Nani, who is missing from United's tour of the Far East with a reported broken nose, played a largely peripheral role in Ferguson's squad last season particularly in the league.
The Portuguese has been persistently linked with a move to Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala in the last six months, where his former United coach Rene Muelensteen has just been named Gus Hiddink's successor, after the Dutch manager parted company with the club.
Turkish champions Galatasaray have already tested United's resolve with an opening bid of €7m for the winger last month, after which the club's chairman revealed the Premier League champions were looking for a fee in the region of €10m for the player.