Manchester City’s target looks set to sign for Chelsea, Tottenham desperate to keep Brazil star and Newcastle could lose out on target

Transfer rumours
Transfer rumours

MONEYBAGS Manchester City could be about to lose out in the race to sign French ace Eliaquim Mangala.

Managala is said to be interesting both City and Chelsea.

But the 22-year-old £40m-rated Porto defender has hired Jorge Mendes – the same agent used by Jose Mourinho – Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are set to offer 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder Paulinho a contract extension to fend off interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid – Full story: Daily Star

Spurs are considering a £15m January move for out-of-favour Paris St-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, 28 – Full story: Metro

Galatasaray manager Roberto Mancini is ready to offer £13m for Manchester United’s Portuguese winger Nani, 26, in January – Full story: Daily Express

Meanwhile, Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 29, has been encouraged to leave the Turkish club for Chelsea by Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal – Full story: Daily Star

Italian league leaders Roma are considering a move for Manchester City defender Micah Richards with the 24-year-old struggling to dislodge Pablo Zabaleta from City’s right-back slot – Full story: Daily Mirror

Radamel Falcao, who signed for Monaco for a reported £50m in May, has refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid. The 27-year-old Colombia international striker has thanked Real president Florentino Perez for his interest – Full story: The Independent

Former Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda, who was an unused substitute in the World Cup final in 2006, is training with League One Carlisle. The 34-year-old had previously been playing with non-League Market Drayton after leaving Doncaster – Full story: Daily Star