Eliaquim Mangala

Eliaquim Mangala

Mangala was widely expected to move to Manchester City this summer but has thrown the club’s plans into disarray by revealing that he would prefer a move to Chelsea.

This news is likely to be celebrated at Stamford Bridge, as the 23-year-old is regarded as one the elite central defenders playing in Europe today.

With Luiz on the way out, John Terry in his 33rd year and the 19-year-old Kurt Zouma not deemed ready for first-team football, the club are in need of recruitments in central defence. However, we’ll soon see how serious Chelsea are about strengthening in this area, as bringing Mangala would cost the club £35m.