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Manchester City ready to drop asking price for defender ahead of summer exit

Pep Guardiola has decided that Manchester City flop and current Valencia loanee, Eliaquim Mangala, has no future with the club.

According to Spanish publication AS, City may be willing to lower the fee requested for the Frenchman, which is currently set at €18m (£15.7m). They also suggest that the close friendship between Valencia’s sporting director, Jose Ramon Alesanco, and Manchester City’s Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain, may also allow a cheaper deal for Mangala.

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Even if the Blues did decide to give Valencia a cut-price deal, there would still be a major stumbling block to overcome – Mangala’s wages. AS report that any deal would depend on him accepting a reduction in his wages – which are reportedly estimated to be approximately £110,000 per week – to join Valencia permanently.

While things didn’t work out for Mangala in Manchester, he has been in good form in Spain and recently scored his first goal for Valencia in a 1-0 win over Leganes.

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