Bolton, Newcastle chasing Standard Liege defender Mangala

Standard Liege whizkid Eliaquim Mangala is wanted by Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle United.

Standard Liege whizkid Eliaquim Mangala is wanted by Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle United.

The Mirror says the France Under-21 defender has been a summer target for Arsenal, Tottenham, French champions Lille, big-spending Paris St.Germain, and Italians Juventus and Udinese.

But now Newcastle boss Pardew and Bolton chief Coyle are planning bids for Mangala – along with other fresh suitors ­Valencia, Benfica and Porto.

Mangala, 20, has been likened to Spurs former Arsenal and ­Chelsea centre-back ­William Gallas, and says he wants to quit Belgium and make a move to ­either the Premier League or La Liga.

 
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