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Manchester City defender arrives in Lyon to negotiate move to Ligue 1 club

Manchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala has arrived in Lyon today, fueling speculation that he is set to join the Ligue 1 club.

The 26-year-old was spotted in the French city earlier and was photographed by a fan.

According to Oh My Goal, the French international arrived at Lyon’s training center on Tuesday morning to discuss a potential move to the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

The report claims that Mangala would join the Ligue 1 side on loan, which would mean City have been unable to find a buyer, despite Mangala’s impressive season on loan at Valencia in Spain.

Very few details are known and the source of this information is a relatively unknown site, but we’ll keep you updated on any developments.

15:00 UPDATE: Le Progrès have confirmed Mangala’s presence in Lyon, but it is still not confirmed if he is there on football business or pleasure.

16:00 UPDATE: Stuart Brennan of the Manchester Evening News reports that it is hoped Mangala will join Lyon in the next 24 hours in a deal that would be worth up to £18 million.

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