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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