Metro have a claim that has gone down about as well as when our landlord puts the prices up here in the Football Transfer Tavern!
This is after they noted that Manchester City could well be about to snatch two players from under the noses of Manchester United.
The Citizens are chasing highly rated French defender Eliaquim Mangala from Porto and have made a £38 million bid for him.
Manuel Pellegrini also has Mangala’s team-mate Fernando in his sights and as our landlord notes, the problem with that for the majority of our punters is the fact that Manchester United were keen on landing both players.
The former Standard Liege defender is considered to be one of the best young stars in the game and someone with bags of potential, meaning that it is no shock that the two of England’s biggest clubs are interested in him.
City are keen to get a deal for Mangala done and dusted before he can be poached from their fingertips – or as one of our punters quip, a Chelsea is done!
The Blues have turned their attention to Saint-Etienne’s Kurt Zouma and as our regulars pick up their pints again, they note that United will have to find an alternative as well!
Will Manchester City scarily add these two top names to their already impressive squad? Let us know your thoughts below.
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