Manchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala has arrived in Lyon today, fueling speculation that he is set to join the Ligue 1 club.
The 26-year-old was spotted in the French city earlier and was photographed by a fan.
Mangala est arrivé à Lyon ce mardi. Il devrait s’engager avec l’@OL dans les prochaines heures [Exclu Oh My Goal] J369krVu1S pic.twitter.com/OrphJ12Nn1
— Maxime Horbez (@MaxHorbez) June 20, 2017
According to Oh My Goal, the French international arrived at Lyon’s training center on Tuesday morning to discuss a potential move to the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
The report claims that Mangala would join the Ligue 1 side on loan, which would mean City have been unable to find a buyer, despite Mangala’s impressive season on loan at Valencia in Spain.
Very few details are known and the source of this information is a relatively unknown site, but we’ll keep you updated on any developments.
15:00 UPDATE: Le Progrès have confirmed Mangala’s presence in Lyon, but it is still not confirmed if he is there on football business or pleasure.
OL | Mangala de passage à Lyon RGUiG0EygT pic.twitter.com/9DkA0oh7Yu
— Le Progrès (@Le_Progres) June 20, 2017
16:00 UPDATE: Stuart Brennan of the Manchester Evening News reports that it is hoped Mangala will join Lyon in the next 24 hours in a deal that would be worth up to £18 million.