Sunday, 14th August, 2011

Reports from Belgium suggest that FC Porto have reached an agreement with Standard Liege for both Steven Defour and Eliaquim Mangala.

The duo have been interesting the Portuguese champions, but finding common ground with Standard was proving difficult.

But according to Belgian daily Le Soir, the two clubs have now reached an agreement, leaving Standard happy about the respective fees, although disappointed to lose the two talents.

Porto will pay a fee of €6M for Defour, of which 20% will go to the midfielder’s former club Genk.

Mangala is costing the Portuguese €7M, adding up to a combined outlay of €13M for the two talents.

The pair are expected to arrive in Portugal on Monday and will be offered five-year contracts by the 2011 Europa League winners.

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