FC Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala admits he is flattered by rumours linking him with Manchester United.

The 22-year old French defender has emerged as a possible transfer target for the Red Devils and says it is a great feeling to be wanted by such a club.

"I am definitely flattered by the interest of such a big club like Manchester United, any player would be," he told Sky Sports.

"I have a contract here until 2016 so even if I want to go, Porto will have their say in the transfer."

Mangala, who also holds a Belgian passport, joined Porto from Standard Liege in 2011 and has become a regular this season with 17 league and eight Champions League appearances for the Portuguese giants.

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