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Report: Chancel Mbemba desperate to leave Newcastle United and join Porto this summer

Chancel Mbemba of Newcastle United is shown a yellow card by referee Kevin Friend during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Chelsea and Newcastle on January 28, 2018 in London,...

Newcastle United defender Chancel Mbemba is said to be keen to leave St. James' Park.

Newcastle player Chancel Mbemba in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Stoke City at St. James Park on September 16, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

According to a report in the Chronicle, Newcastle United defender Chancel Mbemba is desperate to move to Porto this summer.

Mbemba’s first-team chances at Newcastle were limited last term, with Rafael Benitez favouring other options.

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Florian Lejeune and Jamaal Lascelles formed Newcastle’s first choice centre-back pairing, and they both were rock solid throughout the back end of the campaign.

Newcastle United's Congolese defender Chancel Mbemba (R) holds up Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (L) during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and...

Lejeune and Lascelles look likely to go into next season as Newcastle’s central defenders, which has made Mbemba available.

Newcastle are looking to raise funds by selling their fringe players, and Porto are said to be keen to be the Congolese defender.

Chancel Mbemba of Newcastle United celebrates scoring his sides second goal with his Newcastle United team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Barnsley...

The Magpies are said to be discussing a £5 million transfer with Porto, with Mbemba very keen to leave St. James’ Park to join the Portuguese giants.

Mbemba has been at Newcastle since 2015, and has made 58 appearances for Benitez’s men.

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