Manchester United & Juventus fight for £17m defender

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Juventus have joined Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, according to talkSPORT.

The France U21 international has attracted admiring glances from a host of top European clubs after a series of impressive performances in Portugal this season.

Jose Mourinho is believed to be a huge admirer of Mangala, and is planning to bring him to Stamford Bridge should he return to Chelsea this summer.

However, the Blues will face competition for the 22-year-old's signature with Manchester United also credited with an interest in his services, as David Moyes makes plans for his first signing as Manchester United manager.

Rated at around £17million, it will take a significant offer for Porto to sell their star defender, but it's thought that Serie 'A' champions Juventus are ready to meet his valuation.

With a number of different parties vying to sign Mangala, the Primera Liga club might look to set off a summer bidding war and look to gain as much money as possible before considering a replacement signing at the Estadio do Dragao.


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