Manchester City close on Eliaquim Mangala deal

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Manchester City look to be closing in on the signing of Eliaquim Mangala from Porto after a leaked video appeared on the club’s website.

City have been chasing the defender all summer but the signing looks to be imminent after the video showed the 23-year-old undergoing a medical.

But the club claims the deal has yet to be completed and say the leak could be due to hacking.

However, the France international looks set to sign and was quoted as saying that he is looking forward to winning trophies at the Etihad Stadium.

“I am here to help the team win titles, the league, the cup and the Champions League,” he said. “I am ambitious and this is why I am here.

“(My ambition is) to play as many games as possible and to help the team the best I can to be champions of England.”

City have already been busy this summer when snapping up Fernando for £12million, while Bacary Sagna and Willy Caballero have also arrived.

City are 3.00 to retain their Premier League crown but Chelsea remain 2.80 favourites after wrapping up deals for Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Cesc Fabregas.

Despite winning the title, City were vulnerable at the back at times last season and the addition of Mangala should make them even stronger.

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