Reports are out claiming that Manchester City are making Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala a priority target for the January market.
The Daily Star Sunday revealed that the Premier League side will make a £30million move for Porto central defender Mangala as soon as the transfer window reopens in January.
It is said that City boss Manuel Pellegrini is planning to steal a march on Chelsea and their bitter rivals across town, Manchester United, who both want Mangala, 22.
The French defender revealed that City made a late approach for him just before Monday’s transfer deadline.
But Porto said that the move was too late for them and would leave them without enough time to source a replacement – although they left the door open for City to return in the new year.