Chelsea Hire Super-Agent To Negotiate £20m Deal For Porto Ace

By on September 25, 2013

Despite the summer transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip in the newspapers, so we’ll keep you up to date on all the latest transfer news. Today, Chelsea are linked with Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala.

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Chelsea have hired super-agent Jorge Mendes to try and negotiate a deal with Porto for highly-rated defender Eliaquim Mangala, according to the Mirror.

The 22-year-old was heavily linked with a move to England in the summer with Chelsea and Manchester United reportedly keen on luring him to the Premier League, but a deal failed to materialise and the centre-back stayed at Porto.

However, the Mirror claim Jose Mourinho has not given up hope of bringing the French international to Stamford Bridge and has turned to super-agent Jorge Mendes to try and negotiate a deal with the Portuguese outfit.

Mourinho has endured a difficult start to life back in west London and has drawn criticism for some of his team selections, including the lack of faith being shown in fan-favourite David Luiz.

The newspaper suggests that the former Madrid boss wants Mangala to replace the afro-haired Brazilian as he feels he has the perfect balance of pace and power, and he’s willing to pay £20m to secure his services when the transfer window re-opens in January.

However, the report claims that with big-spending Monaco also interested, Porto are demanding the full £40m required to trigger the players release clause, meaning any negotiations are likely to be complicated hence the reason the Blues have turned to Mendes to broker the deal.

Mangala is certainly a huge talent and has all the attributes to become one of the best centre-backs in Europe, and with John Terry the wrong side of 30 and Mourinho seemingly not a fan of Luiz, Chelsea could do a lot worse than signing the powerful defender if they get the chance.

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5 Comments

  1. Antonio

    September 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    LUIZ, HAZARD, OSCAR, if any of doz playaz leave chelsea, den Jøse Morinho shud 4get abt d like of fans, if mata is goin, let hm go, but dnt try dt wit luiz, I thought ur goin 2 sign strikers 1st, dnt even try dt joke @ luiz o, or u cary d club n eat.

  2. David

    September 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Luiz can go but mata hell no but i would prefer if both would stay

  3. Toeseen aiyedogbon

    September 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Jose pls dnt try to sale luise

  4. Franko

    September 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    If he wants to go he can go…players always come and go…its football.

  5. Joseph Porto

    September 26, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Mourinho and protégées are in their happy hour having humilliating Juan Mata, suggesting Lampard and Terry are titulars when they were in the reserve under previous managers. Mata and Luis are far superior and I don’t see any reason for them to go into Mourinho’s despicable mind games.
    It is evident He wants the players to become hungry animals to fight in benefit of himself. He is so eager of glory but only for himself that is capable of using and humiliate any player with that purpose.

    But who is going to tell this pathetic pseudo manager how stupid decisions he is making in his few weeks in England?
    what about this?
    William IN = 32 million OUT + Moses OUT
    Who in the world can do this kind of business???
    only a Moron. Yes or No?
    I heard in the news from Basil that William was able to kill a lion every day to get the starting eleven. As I see the situation he has to kill a Chelsea player every week to get his place.
    (I apologize to William just kidding). But honestly the self proclaimed genius and special moron has no pardon, because he has no mercy with other people he don’t deserve mercy from ourselves.
    For the business Mourinho did with William I have the right to think He is a Moron or Idiot at least. Not to mention the probably loosing of Mata and Luis.

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