Portuguese outlet O Jogo is reporting that Chancel Mbemba is still not a Porto player yet.
Chancel has agreed on a contract but Porto have yet to agree with Newcastle on a fee for the 23-year-old DR Congo defender.
This move has been dragging on for a couple of weeks now and it could be that Chancel has set his heart on playing at Porto and in the Champions League.
It seems an excellent move for the talented defender.
However, until Newcastle get the fee, they want this deal could be held up for some time yet.
Chancel Mbemba – Turkish club Trabzonspor interested
Desporto are reporting that Turkish club Trabzonspor have come in for Chancel Mbemba and lodged a bigger bid than Porto.
However, the deal with Porto is reported to close by the end of the week – but we’ll believe it when it happens.
Newcastle want £8M for Mbemba and Porto are said to have bid 6£M so a bid of around £7M could possibly close the deal for Porto.
Chancel Mbemba has been at Newcastle for three years and we signed him from Anderlecht for a fee of around £8M.