Top 5 transfer rumours - Mourinho targets Mangala capture, Spurs eye Atsu after mass clearout

French U21 international and Porto player Eliaquim Mangala poses in Paris
French U21 international and Porto player Eliaquim Mangala poses in Paris Photo: PA

Jose Mourinho looks set to make Porto centre-back Eliaquim Mangala his first new signing when he is finally revealed as the new Chelsea boss. (The Sun)

The Real Madrid manager is odds on to return to Stamford Bridge after his controversial Bernabeu reign and he sees the 22-year-old as the defensive rock around which to build his new Blues side.

It could see the shock departure of Brazilian David Luiz, though, with Mourinho thought to want to cash in on the curly-haired utility man to fund the reported £30m Mangala capture and other new faces.

Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas will sell off several fringe players to help fund a rise in Gareth Bale's wages and attract other top class stars to White Hart Lane.

England internationals Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore and David Bentley will all be moved on, together with Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Emmanuel Adebayor, William Gallas and Heurelho Gomes. (Daily Mail)

The Portuguese boss could save up to £7m on the wage bill by shifting them on and boosting Bale's pay packet thereby leaving enough money to purchase Porto winger Christian Atsu ahead of Liverpool.

New Napoli boss Rafael Benitez could make a shock move for Liverpool trio Daniel Agger, Lucas Leiva and Martin Skrtel as he bids to add steel to the Serie A outfit.

The former Anfield boss would need to part with up to £40m to secure the services of the centre-backs and central midfielder as the Italian side look to challenge for the title again next season. (

Fulham boss Martin Jol looks set to renew his bid for Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg after missing out on him during the January transfer window. (Daily Mail)

The Dutch international has struggled to claim the number one jersey at the Serie A side and the Cottagers could land him for as little as £3m to replace Mark Schwarzer.

Finally Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio will make a move for Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster if highly-rated Belgian Simon Mignolet makes a move to one of the top four clubs. (Daily Record)