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Mangala close to Man City move

Eliaquim Mangala is set to join City. Credit: PA

France defender Eliaquim Mangala is close to making a move to Manchester City from Porto.

City boss Manuel Pellegrini revealed following the 3-0 Community Shield loss to Arsenal that Mangala is keen to join the Barclays Premier League champions.

Pellegrini told BT Sport: "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."


Man City v Arsenal team news

Manchester City (4-4-2): Caballero; Clichy, Boyata, Nastasic, Kolarov; Nasri, Toure, Fernando, Navas; Jovetic, Dzeko.

Subs: Rosicky, Giroud, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Monreal, Flamini, Campbell, Martinez.

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Szczesny; Debuchy, Koscielny, Chambers, Gibbs; Arteta, Wilshere; Sanchez, Ramsey, Cazorla; Sanogo.

Subs: Hart, Richards, Rekik, Milner, Sinclair, Silva, Zuculini.

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Sanchigol will make his Arsenal debut. Credit: PA


Man City missing eight players for Community Shield clash with Arsenal

Sergio Aguero won't be fit in time to face Arsenal. Credit: PA

Manchester City will be without eight players for Sunday's Community Shield clash with Arsenal at Wembley.

Frank Lampard is deemed not ready to feature yet following his arrival on loan, and the same applies to fellow new signing Bacary Sagna, along with Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Fernandinho and skipper Vincent Kompany - six City players who were involved in the knockout stages of the World Cup.

Alvaro Negredo is the other man to miss out due to his foot injury, but there could be debuts for two new recruits in goalkeeper Willy Caballero and midfielder Fernando.

Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Wright, Boyata, Clichy, Rekik, Kolarov, Nastasic, Richards, Fernando, Garcia, Milner, Nasri, Navas, Silva, Sinclair, Toure, Dzeko, Guidetti, Jovetic.

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