There has been some reports which have claimed Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is ready to sign up Eliaquim Mangala, according to the Daily Mail website
The Porto powerhouse, 23, has been a long-term target for a number of Europe’s elite with Manchester United and Barcelona as well as Chelsea and Manchester City interested.
However, it seemed that City were winning the race for his signature, as they were willing to meet the £35 million clause in his contract and also give him the kind of wages he is looking for.
But they could face some disappointment after he recently made it clear his preference would be to join Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
He said: “City or Chelsea? Chelsea because it’s London. It’s true that I love the Premier League, it is a spectacular league.
“In January, there were discussions with the City but they fell through because the two clubs could not agree.”