Turkish giants in race with Newcastle to sign £32m Man City star

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Vincent Kompany
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Turkish giants in race with Newcastle to sign £32m Man City star Eliaquim Mangala

Besiktas are preparing an offer for the out-of-favour Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala.

The Turkish outlet Fotospor have stated that the Black Eagles are set to table a loan bid for the France international.

Per the source, Besiktas are keen to bolster their defensive options after offloading Marcelo to Lyon this summer.

The report goes onto state that Besiktas have already held positive talks with Mangala’s agent.

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Meanwhile, the Sun state that both Ligue 1 giants PSG and Newcastle United are also interested in signing Mangala this summer.

Per the source, PSG are unwilling to spend big on the France international while Newcastle are in favour of a loan deal.

Besiktas have already signed Portugal international Pepe from Real Madrid this summer. The Black Eagles have won back-to-back Turkish Super League titles and are now looking to compete in the UEFA Champions League.

Mangala was sent out on loan to Valencia following the appointment of Pep Guardiola as manger.

The 26-year-old made the move to Manchester City for £32 million from FC Porto in 2014. Mangala made 33 apperances for Valencia last season.

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  • Paul Carter

    Do Turkish clubs ever buy a player………? It seems they do loan deals 95% of the time.