Man United & City boosted in race for €45m transfer target

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Manchester United and Manchester City target Eliaquim Mangala has fuelled rumours that he could make a big summer switch, by claiming that he is looking to play for “an even bigger club.”

According to French newspaper Le 10 Sport, the French centre-back, who came close to moving to City in the January transfer window before the deal fell through, has ambitions to play elsewhere, making the possibility of a summer move all the more feasible.

Both United and City have retained a strong interest in Mangala, who has a mooted release clause of €45million hanging over his head.

It’s thought that they will face a transfer battle with Monaco for his services, but either could be prepared to splash out in order to land one of Europe’s most sought-after targets.

And the 22-year-old did little to play down speculation that he could finally depart the Estadio do Dragao at the end of this campaign, by affirming that it’s what he eventually wants.

Mangala said: "Rumours? This is proof that I do my work. The most important thing is to continue to grow, continue to cross bearings and come into an even bigger club later. But I'm already at a big club, who won European titles, so I do not complain. It is natural to want more, but we'll see what happens in the future.”

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