Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala has been offered to Turkish giants Fenerbahce by his representatives, Fotomaç reports.
The 27-year-old is still recovering from an injury sustained while on loan at Everton, making it difficult for City cash in on a player who has previously resisted permanent moves away from the Etihad.
Crystal Palace offered £23million last summer for the Frenchman after he had rejected the likes of Spartak Moscow and Stoke, but a move did not materialise and after a handful of appearances for the Blues, he joined Everton on loan in the January transfer window.
In just his second appearances for the Toffees, Mangala picked up a season-ending knee injury from which he is still recovering.
City would like to receive a fee former club-record signing, who, it was revealed in 2016 by Footy Leaks, cost almost £42million – £10million more than initially reported – and a contract extension has even been suggested to ensure the club gets something back for the former Porto man.
In an effort to offload him, Mangala’s entourage have offered him to Fenerbahce, who have had a previous interest in the player, but according to Fotomaç they are only interested in a loan deal.
The Turks are still seeing out a settlement agreement with UEFA for breaches of Financial Fair Play rules, restricting how much they can spend, and their only option with Mangala would be to take on much of his salary and loan him until his City contract expires next summer.
City’s options for offloading the 8-cap French international appear limited, particularly with the English transfer window shutting early soon, and their best hope may be late interest from a foreign club or a cut-price sale in the January transfer window.
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