Frenchman shone at the back at the Estadio Dragao last season.
In-demand FC Porto centre-back Eliaquim Mangala says that he will only start to think about his future after this summer’s World Cup, according to reports in the Daily Star.
The highly rated young France international is currently one of the most sought after central defenders in the whole of Europe, with Mangala having been selected by Les Bleus national team head coach Didier Deschamps to be part of his 23-man squad for Brazil 2014.
And it is expected that a number of big-name Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, are set to make their move for Mangala after the tournament ends, although they are set to face stiff competition for the 23-year-old’s signature from the likes of FC Barcelona, European champions Real Madrid and La Liga winners Atletico Madrid.
Either way, though, the defender says that no final decision on where he will be playing his football next season will be made until after this summer’s tournament in South America ends.
“My manger told me nothing,” Mangala told reporters in France. “On a transfer, we will see after the World Cup.
“I go on holiday after the World Cup, then start working at FC Porto and see what will turn up. The market at the moment, I do not care.”
Mangala is contracted to the Portuguese giants until 2016.
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