Manchester United Target Has No Immediate Plans to Leave FC Porto

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French defender hopes for Portugal stay.

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Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala has pledged his immediate future to the club despite speculation linking him with a move away this summer, Sky Sports reports.

The 22-year-old has been a target for the English campions since the January transfer window but the club wanted to wait and watch his development over the course of the season before making their move.

His strong performances have this season have also caught the eye of a number of elite European clubs such as PSG, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund.

However, after helping Porto to a third successive league title, he has declared his intent to stay and help the club in the Champions League next season.

“To be honest, moving this season is not ideal for me, I intend to stay in Porto but you never know in football especially with big clubs involved. Paris (Saint Germain) are now spending big,” he told Sky Sports.

“Here I play every week and I’m always involved in the title fight and also the Champions League.”

The French under-21 international began his career with Belgian side Standard Liege in 2008 before making the switch to the Portuguese giants in 2011 for a fee of £6.5 million.

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