Eliaquim Mangala wants to join Manchester United

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Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala would rather move to Manchester United than Manchester City, according to The Guardian. 

The 23-year-old - who is set to take part in this summer's World Cup with France - has been linked with a £35 million move to the Premier League in recent timeThe report suggested that Manchester City had made the Porto ace their No.1 transfer target, however it now appears that he would rather join City's neighbours. 

It appears, though, that new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is uncertain as to whether to bring the highly rated defender to Old Trafford this summer. The Red Devils boss is seemingly intent on bringing Borussia Dortmund centre-half Mats Hummels to The Theatre of Dreams in the transfer window. 

Van Gaal will have time, however, to assess his options, with the defender set to wait until after the World Cup before making a final decision on his future. Manchester United are certainly in need of a new centre-back, after the likes of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic departed the club at the end of the season. 

Fans of Manchester United and Manchester City will be keeping a close eye on the French star in Brazil over the course of the summer. The French kick off their tournament with a game against Honduras on Sunday June 15. 

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