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FC Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala says he would prefer a move to Chelsea above Manchester City, reports Mark Ogden of the Daily Telegraph.
According to the article, the French centre-half was close to joining City during the January transfer window, but a move to London is more enticing for him this summer.
Mangala is quoted as saying:
City or Chelsea? Chelsea because it is London.
It is true that I love the Premier League because it is a spectacular championship.
In January, there were discussions with City, but it fell through because the two clubs could not reach an agreement.
Every player wants to play in the biggest clubs. I am an ambitious player and the team that can help me win titles is the one that interests me.
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois claims his future is up to the Blues after winning the La Liga title with Atletico Madrid on Saturday, reports Antony Kastrinakis of The Sun (subscription required).
The Belgium international is quoted as saying:
You can be sure if I move somewhere, I will play. The most important thing for me is to play.
I know Petr Cech is still one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
He won the Golden Glove in the Premier League and I have a lot of respect for him, so we will see what Chelsea decide.