Man United and Man City target Mangala: Wait until after World Cup

Eliaquim Mangala

The Porto man has stated he will not discuss his club future until after the tournament in Brazil.

Eliaquim Mangala is a man in demand after an impressive season for Porto, with Manchester rivals United and City said to be ready to battle it out for his signature this summer.

With both sides in the market for a new centre-half, the France international seems to have all the attributes to be an ideal signing.

Mangala has spoken out about where he will play his football next season, and although it appears he is open to an exit from the Estadio do Dragao, he will not discuss the issue until after the World Cup.

"My manger told me nothing," Mangala told reporters in France, published in The Daily Star.

"On a transfer, we will see after the World Cup.

"I go on holiday after the World Cup, then start working at FC Porto and see what will turn up. The market at the moment, I do not care."

Both Manchester sides are said to be weighing up moves for Roma’s Mehdi Benatia also, while Chelsea have been accredited with an interest in Mangala.

The 23-year-old is expected to cost in the region of £30 million.

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