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Porto defender Mangala keen to hear from Chelsea

Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala is keen to hear from Chelsea. The Daily Star says Mangala is waiting to see if Chelsea follow up their interest in him with an official approach, stalling any deal with interested Premier League rivals Manchester City.

City have made landing the defender one of their top priorities this summer, having missed out on him and his team-mate Fernando in January.

The Premier League champs look to have negotiated a fee for Fernando, but face missing out on Mangala to their rivals Chelsea.

The £35m-rated Porto man is waiting to see if the other clubs interested in his signature will make a move.

City's rivals Manchester United and Chelsea have been monitoring the player and could pip Pellegrini to the post after Mangala revealed his preference to live in London.

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