AC Milan and Valencia are considering making a move for Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, who is currently out of favour with Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.

Manchester City spent big money on signing the Frenchman from Porto in 2014, but the defender has so far struggled to settle down in England, and has failed to justify the outlay on him.

With John Stones joining the club, and Guardiola omitting Mangala from his Champions League squad, it is becoming apparent the defender is not a huge part of the new Manchester City manager’s plans.

And according to French sports daily L’Equipe, Jorge Mendes, his agent, has started to hold tentative talks with clubs who could be keen to sign the Frenchman this summer.

With Shkodran Mustafi linked with a move to Arsenal, Valencia could be in the market for defenders, and Mangala is one of the players the Spanish outfit might make a move for this summer.  


Mendes also has close links with AC Milan, and it has been suggested that new coach Vincenzo Montella is looking for defenders in the market, with the Manchester City man being considered as one of the options.

Guardiola seems to be keen to sell the 25-year-old, but Manchester City are yet to slap an asking price on the defender and a loan plus purchase option is being considered at the moment.

Mangala still has close to three years left on his contract with the Citizens.