Zenit St Petersburg have launched a bid for Manchester United winger Nani. The Daily Mail says the Portugal winger could find first-team football harder to come by at Old Trafford this season after the arrivals of Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa.

"The news about Nani is true," Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti said on Friday.

"Everything will depend on how much players cost because we won't pay excessive amounts of money."

When asked whether Zenit had made a bid, he said: "I'm not talking about an offer to a particular player, but an offer to a club."

"If the club won't sell a player, then there's no thought of making an offer to the player himself."