Manchester City raise cash offer for Otamendi, as Mangala stalls on Valencia loan

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Valencia had agreed a loan deal for Mangala with Manchester City, as part of the Otamendi transfer package.

According to reports from Spanish outlet Super Deporte, there has been a hitch in the talks between Manchester City and Valencia, as they try to conclude business on a deal for Argentine defender, Nicolas Otamendi.

Negotiations have stalled over the terms of the deal between the two clubs, which originally saw City offer €40 million, plus French defender Eliaquim Mangala on loan for a season.

However, a very public reaction to such a proposal was offered by Mangala via Twitter, making his feelings very clear on the matter:

Everything seemed to have been agreed between City and Valencia. The fee for Otamendi, plus the loan of Mangala. Now there appears to be a shift of plans.

Super Deporte claim that Manchester City will now pay Valencia €50 million for Otamendi, whilst negotiations over the loan of Mangala run parallel and as a separate deal.

Despite a disappointing 2014-15 campaign, following his arrival from FC Porto, it could be argued Mangala has every right to be confident so far this season, following excellent displays individually against West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea.

Manchester City as a team have also underlined their title credentials, winning both those Premier League games 3-0, looking like they'll be the early pace-setters.

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