Manchester City are making Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala a priority target for the January market. The Daily Star Sunday says they will make a £30million move for Porto central defender Mangala as soon as the transfer window reopens in January.

New 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.

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