In what is probably one of the most boring transfer sagas of the summer, FC Porto continue to be hopeful of signing Newcastle United defender Chancel Mbemba.

The Portuguese press comes up with one more update, this time from newspaper Record, claiming that the Dragons still haven’t given up on signing the 23-year-old.

The outlet says that even the player is hopeful the two clubs can find an agreement, especially because he has already signed a four-year pre-contract with Porto.

Record also claims that Mbemba has turned down offers from Anderlecht and Trabzonspor, making it clear he wants to move to the Portuguese club..

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The report doesn’t give any details about the amounts that separate the clubs from a deal this time.

From what we’ve been reading in the local press in the past few weeks, Porto are offering €7m, while Newcastle won’t let the player go for less than €9m.