The Daily Star have a rather exciting claim for us here in the Football Transfer Tavern, as they note that Barcelona have joined the chase for a highly coveted defender.
Eliaquim Mangala is being chased by Manchester City, Manchester United and also Chelsea, and those top sides will now face some rather stiff competition from the Catalan giants, who are looking to bring in a world class defender to shore up their back four.
Of course the race for Mangala will only be a good thing for the defender’s current club Porto, who are looking forward to a bidding war for the player in the summer and will take that as some consolation for losing one of their star players.
All of the sides involved in the chase for the player are world class – and with the potential exception of Manchester United – will be able to offer the player Champions League football next term – and a healthy wage packet to boot.
We would ideally love to see the player in the Premier League and would be disappointed if he joined Barcelona!
With Mangala seemingly set to depart Porto in the summer, where is the Frenchman most likely to end up? Let us know your thoughts below.
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