The Daily Star have claimed that there could well be a battle over a top defensive star building as the summer approaches.
That is something we cannot wait to hear about today in the Football Transfer Tavern.
Porto star Eliaquim Mangala has been linked with both Manchester sides and Chelsea to boot.
The French defender is one of the highest rated players around and we are not at all shocked that he is on the radar of several top clubs here in England.
Our punters note over a game of pool that we had thought Manchester City had won the race for the player, meaning he would be on his way to the Etihad Stadium.
Even our strongest punters were slightly worried about this with Manuel Pellegrini’s men looking unstoppable up top and had they added Mangala at the back, we would have seen them fly away with the title.
United are desperate for a world class defender and as our landlord notes, they are desperate to add genuine quality to the side while Chelsea know that they cannot keep John Terry playing every minute of every game next season.
Mangala is hot property and it seems that a summer bidding war will keep us all entertained in the tavern!
Who will Mangala choose to sign for in the summer, if any of these Manchester rivals at all? Let us know your thoughts below.
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