Crystal Palace make £18m bid for Man City's Eliaquim Mangala

Image: Eliaquim Mangala joined Manchester City from Porto in 2015

Crystal Palace have made an £18million bid for Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, according to Sky sources.

The south London side have been linked with Liverpool centre-half Mamadou Sakho for much of the summer and despite the Reds defender being their first-choice, Palace have now moved for Manchester City's Mangala as a second option.

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Sky sources understand Crystal Palace's bid for Mangala has not been rejected, in spite of reports in the national press, with the Eagles optimistic a deal can be reached after failing in a third bid for Sakho on Tuesday.

Mangala, 26, spent last season on-loan at Valencia and has two years remaining on his contract at the Etihad Stadium.

Eliaquim Mangala of Manchester City and Javier Hernandez of West Ham United battle for possession during a 2017/18 pre-season friendly.
Image: The 26-year old spent last season on-loan at Valencia

Sky Italy reported earlier this month that Inter Milan were targeting the French international as a replacement for Jeison Murillo who joined Valencia.

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Mangala joined Manchester City from Porto in 2015 for £31.8m and has since made 48 Premier League appearances for the club.

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