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Arsenal are considering a summer move in signing Manchester United winger Luis Nani, according to the Mirror.

The Portuguese international signed a new five-year deal last September after the Red Devils' former manager David Moyes assured him that he will be included in the Scot's plan at Old Trafford.

However, Nani saw his first team appearances being limited due to injuries and poor form, while Moyes was shown the exit door in April. The 27-year-old has said he will evaluate the situation and admitted that he is uncertain where his future lies.

"I'm a United player but there has been some interest on my behalf. I will evaluate it and decide what is the most advantageous for me," Nani told the Portuguese newspaper Abola.

The Old Trafford club allowed their central defending duo Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic leave the club as free agents and are yet to replace them this summer.

Earlier, reports suggested that incoming United manager Louis van Gaal was keen on signing Arsenal skipper Thomas Vermaelen to bolster his side's back four. However, the Gunners wanted the Red Devils to include Nani in the swap deal to allow the Belgium international leave the Emirates.

The Portuguese winger has admitted a return to Portugal in the coming transfer window is not an option, leaving the door open for a potential switch to the north London club this summer.

The Mirror also claims that any move from Arsene Wenger's side for Nani's signature will see them face tough competition from Juventus. The Italian champions have long been interested in bringing the winger to Turin and with the player's latest comments, Antonio Conte's side could make an approach for him.

Nani was a part of the Portugal squad for the World Cup and even scored once during his side's 2-2 draw against USA. However, after winning only one game in the tournament, the team led by Real Madrid star Cristano Ronaldo have crashed out of the summer event in Brazil.

With Portugal's exit from the group stages of the World Cup, Nani can focus on resolving his future, which could be a boost for both Arsenal and Juventus.