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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

Kurt Zouma: Chelsea sign £12.5m French defender - so what now for John Terry?

Captain's future uncertain after the arrival of French defender

Transfer news: Nicolas Otamendi still open to Premier League move - reports

Defender linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City

Steven Defour

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

Transfer news: Nemanja Matic close to finalising £25m Chelsea return - reports

Chelsea old boy reportedly having medical with London club today

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Andre Villas-Boas's future at Tottenham is in doubt after the humiliating 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool

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

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Brazilian defender another option at left back

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