Manchester City set price for defender Eliaquim Mangala; offers already arriving…

Manchester City are in no mood to offer discounts for outcasted defender, Eliaquim Mangala, according to a respected Valencia-based journalist.

Speaking to Radyospor in Turkey, Conrado Valle, who writes for AS among others in Spain, gave his insight into the future of 26-year-old Mangala, who City are looking to offload this summer.

Galatasaray have been linked with a move this week, explaining Valle’s appearance on Turkish radio, and he explained that Mangala is a ‘major’ player, earning a considerable €9 million salary per season, something that would make a deal quite difficult for the Turkish side. Reports have suggested they want a loan deal with an option or obligation to buy Mangala in a year’s time.

Valle also revealed that Manchester City want €30 million (£25.6 million) for Mangala, a huge fee considering he has been branded a failure at City, but one that may be achievable given the premium for centre-backs on the market. And Valle seemed to confirm that, saying, “Transfer offers are arriving for Mangala.”

No clubs were named, but it appears there is interest from several clubs for Mangala and City should be able to recoup a good amount of their huge outlay for the French international, who is not part of Pep Guardiola’s plans.

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