Report: Barcelona end Eliaquim Mangala interest

A report claims that Barcelona have ended their interest in Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala.

Barcelona have reportedly ended their interest in Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, with the Portuguese club placing a £36m fee on the centre-back's head.

Mangala, who has also been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City, is widely regarded as one of the best young defenders in European football.

Barcelona had reportedly been preparing a summer move, but according to Marca, Porto have informed the Spanish outfit that they will not do business for anything less than £36m.

While Barca rate Mangala highly, it is understood that the Catalan outfit are unprepared to part with such a sum for a player relatively unproven at the very top level.

Eliaquim Mangala of FC Porto in action during the Emirates Cup match between Napoli and FC Porto at the Emirates Stadium on August 4, 2013
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