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Bruno Martins Indi to leave Feyenoord

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FC Porto's summer transfer plans were handed a boost with the news Bruno Martins Indi has confirmed he will be leaving Feyenoord this summer.

The Portuguese giants had been expected to complete the signing of the Dutch World Cup defender, and Martins Indi's comments suggest the move is nearly finalised.

Annoucement

Having excelled as part of Holland's impressive defensive this summer, Martins Indi confirmed his departure to RTV Rijnmond, saying: "It's true that I am leaving, but now it's Feyenoord that will have to say more about the subject."

Despite the Portuguese-born defender failing to announce where his move would take him, Porto are widely expected to secure his signature for a fee of €8million.

Rebuilding

The Portuguese outfit have already been busy in the transfer market this summer and new boss Julen Lopetegui is set to oversee even more comings and goings in the weeks before the season's start.

Porto finished a disappointing third place in last season's Primeira Liga and have already bought in Adrian Lopez, Daniel Opare and Oliver Torres in a bid to regain the league title they had previously won for three consecutive years.

As well as bringing in a number of big players, Lopetegui has seen midfield general Fernando leave for Manchester City with Eliaquim Mangala expected to follow him, while Jackson Martinez continues to be linked with a host of clubs.

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Feyenoord departures

Like Porto, Martins Indi's current club, Feyenoord, have also been dealing with a summer of change having already lost manager Ronald Koeman and star striker Graziano Pelle to Southampton.

If speculation is to be believed, Stefan De Vrij and Daryl Janmaat, who played alongside Martins Indi in the Dutch defence this summer, could also be on their way out of the Rotterdam club.

In addition, young midfielder Jordy Clasie is reportedly a long-term target for Manchester United.

Competition

Should Porto complete the signing of the talented 22-year-old they'll have to beat off competition from his former Holland boss Louis Van Gaal, who reportedly wants to take the Feyenoord man to Manchester United with him.

Despite the competition for his signature, Porto's hopes of securing a deal were given a boost earlier this summer when the defender spoke about the possibility of returning to his country of birth.

Speaking to ad.nl, Martins Indi said: "(Porto) would be a very good step for me. They have a good coach  with a lot of faith in me.

"Portugal is in my heart. Everything fits nicely because Porto is a club that pleases me."

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