Manchester City in 'advanced negotiations to sign Porto's Eliaquim Mangala'

Man City's Mangala deal in 'advanced stage'
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Manchester City are reportedly in advanced negotiations with Porto to sign defender Eliaquim Mangala and his teammate Fernando.

Manchester City are reportedly edging closer to agreeing a summer move for Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala and midfielder Fernando.

The former Premier League champions are favourites to land the 23-year-old after their failure to secure both players' signatures in the January transfer window.

According to The Telegraph, City have reached an advanced stage in their talks with Porto regarding the pair, despite reported interest in £30m-rated Mangala from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

Reports have claimed that City manager Manuel Pellegrini will focus on recruiting defensive targets, with Arsenal's Bacary Sagna also believed to be an option should the Frenchman become a free agent in the summer.

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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