Manchester United boss David Moyes is joining the battle for Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala. The People says Moyes will join the battle to sign Mangala in the summer - even though the Portuguese side want £35million for the 22-year-old.

United have already identified the powerful French defender as the ideal replacement for Rio Ferdinand, who will be leaving Old Trafford at the end of the season.

Manchester City have already failed in a double £50m deadline day bid for Mangala and 26-year-old Brazilian defensive midfielder Fernando.

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