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Nani's calendar omission heightens exit speculation

ESPN staff
December 4, 2012
Nani has been omitted from Manchester United's 2013 calendar © Getty Images

Manchester United have not included Nani on their 2013 calendar, fuelling speculation that the Portuguese winger will be leaving the club in the January transfer window.

A week after Arsenal chose not to feature Theo Walcott on their club calendar for next year with the England international's current contract expiring in the summer, Nani's exclusion is further evidence that he is set to be sold next month.

Nani, 26, is understood to have fallen out with United manager Alex Ferguson and has been targeted by Juventus and Zenit St Petersburg.

The Daily Mirror reports that Nani has been included in the United calendar for each of the past three years, but his omission this time comes as he has 18 months left on his current deal with no prospect of a new offer on the table.

Nani, who signed from Sporting Lisbon for £25.5 million in 2007, is currently expected to be out until at least Christmas with a hamstring injury.

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