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Eliaquim Mangala has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain

Transfer news: Manchester City ready to spend £38m today on Eliaquim Mangala in order to beat Manchester United and PSG to Porto defender

The Frenchman has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain

Kurt Zouma could move on Friday

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Captain's future uncertain after the arrival of French defender

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Defender linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City

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Transfer news: Fulham showing interest in Porto midfielder Steven Defour, reveals agent

The Belgium international is keen on a move to the Premier League

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Transfer news: Manchester United midfielder Anderson to undergo Fiorentina medical today

The Brazilian arrived in Florence yesterday ahead of an expected loan switch

Transfer news: Tottenham Hotspur may let Ettiene Capoue leave for Napoli after only six months at the club

Spurs prepared to take a £1.5m loss on French midfielder

Transfer news: Liverpool looking to beat Manchester United and Everton to sign Fernando from Porto

Brendan Rodgers' side join race for Brazilian midifelder

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Andre Villas-Boas left to rue Tottenham trophy failure as he prepares to say farewell to English football

Villas-Boas is likely to return to management on the continent following unsuccessful spells with Chelsea and Tottenham

Transfer news: Manchester United eye Porto defender Alex Sandro as alternative to Leighton Baines

Brazilian defender another option at left back

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas wants to finish the Europa League Group Stages with six wins from six as they take on Anzhi Makhachkala

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The Portuguese manager has parted company with Spurs

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