Man City prepare to announce Mangala signing

Manchester City are ready to announce the signing of Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala. The Daily Mail says City are on the verge of announcing Mangala’s £32million move to the Etihad.

Manchester City are ready to announce the signing of Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala.

The Daily Mail says City are on the verge of announcing Mangala’s £32million move to the Etihad.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini remained tight-lipped over Mangala’s arrival on Friday, saying: "When things are finished we can talk about that. For the moment, Mangala is not our player."

The 23-year-old France defender passed his medical in Manchester and agreed personal terms nearly a month ago, but his transfer from FC Porto has been held up by complications over third-party ownership.

However, it is understood that protracted negotiations have reached a conclusion and the Frenchman will finally complete his move, seven months after City first tried to sign him in the January transfer window.

 
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