Manchester United see Porto star James Rodriguez as a direct replacement for Nani. A Bola says United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is prepared to sell Nani if he doesn't agree to a new contract and replace him with Colombian Rodriguez.

Rodriguez's agent is in regular contact with United, though insists the midfielder is happy at Porto.

The midfielder is tied to Porto until 2016 and has an agreement with the board that he won't push for a move away for another 12 months,