Mangala happy with Prem links

Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala is flattered to be linked with

moves to Manchester United and Tottenham.

Reports have claimed United and Tottenham are keeping tabs on

Mangala as they look to bolster their defensive options next

season.

Italian giants AC Milan are also thought to be confirmed

admirers of Mangala as Porto brace themselves for moves for the

centre-back.

The 22-year-old has impressed for Porto this season in the UEFA

Champions League and he is regarded as one of the best young

defensive talents in Europe.

Mangala insists he is happy at Porto, but admits he would be

interested in a move to the Premier League.

“I have a contract here till June 2016, however all players want

to play one day in the top league in Europe,” Mangala told Sky

Sports. “I am no different to that.

“To be linked with clubs of the stature of Tottenham or

Manchester United is the best feeling.

“I want to finish the season strongly and see at the end of the

season if the reports are true.”