David Myers stepped up his quest for summer signings by flying to Lisbon to make a personal check on at least three top transfer targets.
After receiving a massive budget for team strengthening at the end of the season, the Manchester United manager attended Porto’s Portugal Cup semi-final with Benfica at the Estadio da Luz, in an attempt to narrow down a long list of candidates to bolster his side in all areas.
the two players under closest review were highly-rated centre-back Eliaquim Mangala who has a £37.8m buyout clause and his Porto team-mate Jackson Martinez.
Manchester United have been on high alert since other clubs have shown interest as Mangala is also being seriously considered by Manchester City, as Manuel Pellegrini looks to bring in a suitable defensive partner for skipper Vincent Kompany
However, Moyes is reluctant to meet the central defender’s £37.8million buy-out clause but may take the chance to sound out Porto officials to see if there is room for manoeuvre.
Written by Steve Milne