- Associated Press - Sunday, August 10, 2014

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Premier League champion Manchester City is looking to wrap up a deal to sign defender Eliaquim Mangala from Porto.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed his pursuit of the France center back after his team’s 3-0 loss to Arsenal in the Community Shield game at Wembley Stadium.

Pellegrini told BT Sport television in Britain that “some papers are maybe missing but we continue having interest in the player, he wants to come so we will see what happens in the week.”