Eliaquim Mangala will today demand Manchester City let him join Inter Milan on loan, with his loan switch to the Italian club under threat by their interest in Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi.
According to both Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia and an exclusive report by TMW, Mangala will attempt to force his move on Monday during a meeting with Man City chiefs.
Not only is his move to Inter in doubt, but the 26-year-old fears he will lose his chance to go to the World Cup with France later this year, having not been selected in the latest national team squad by Didier Deschamps.
Inter’s interest in signing Mangala is on a loan deal with an option to buy next summer. Despite Chinese backing, the Nerazzurri do not have much money to spend, unlike rivals AC Milan, and are looking for a capable centre-back on loan for the season.
Having reached a personal agreement with Mustafi of Arsenal, this has led to doubts surrounding Mangala’s proposed move, after he rejected interest from Spartak Moscow and Stoke City, who were willing to hand over cash sums to City. It has also been speculated that West Brom would like Mangala as part of the Jonny Evans deal, but that is also unlikely to appeal to him.
And so, Mangala will today attempt to push through a move to Inter and sort his future out once and for all.