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Eliaquim Mangala off to Galatasaray?


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Mangala could be headed to Gala this summer

Eliaquim Mangala could be loaned out for a second season from Manchester City with Turkish giants Galatasaray seemingly keen on his services.

The France international linked up with Valencia on a season-long loan last summer after falling out of favour under manager Pep Guardiola.

Mangala is widely expected to return to the Etihad before being sold off for a decent sum, but according to TalkSPORT, Gala are hoping to prise away the centre-back on a temporary deal.

The Istanbul outfit are willing to discuss a permanent deal for the France international in a year's time, should he settle well in the Turkish league.

Mangala has managed 48 league outings for the Citizens since his arrival from Porto for £32.5m nearly three years ago.

He had initially been hoping to secure a permanent contract with Los Che, but the Spanish club appeared to have ignored the buy option.

The 26-year-old is currently out of contention for Didier Deschamps' France squad, and he will have to make a massive improvement in the coming year in order to make the cut for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.