Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala has been training on his own in anticipation of completing his move to Manchester City.

The Sunday Mirror says the France defender's move from Porto has been delayed by third-party complications and while he remains in limbo he is unable to train with either club.

Mangala had a three-week break after the World Cup, but has since employed a personal trainer because he has missed pre-season.

Champions City insist that talks about how payments to the parties who own Mangala will be divided will not derail the transfer.

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