Report: Wolves want Manchester City's Eliaquim Mangala

Nuno EspĂ­rito Santo manager of Wolves looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton at iPro Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Derby, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are preparing for life in the Premier League by targeting the Manchester City defender.

Eliaquim Mangala of Everton warms up ahead of the Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on February 10, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

According to a report from The Irish Sun, Wolves are amongst the sides interested in signing Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala as he reaches the final weeks of his contract at the Etihad Stadium.

Nuno Espirito Santo's men will be playing in the Premier League next year after largely cruising to the Championship title this season. They need to just two points from their remaining two games to bring up their century for the campaign, and they have done it with a playing style that has often left opposition fans in awe.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Portuguese head coach Nuno Espirito Santo watches from the touchline during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and...

Despite their success, they are eyeing further additions ahead of their top flight return and The Irish Sun reports that a move to sign Mangala on a free transfer is on their radar.

The 27-year-old - whose agent is Jorge Mendes - is currently on loan at Everton, but has endured a miserable spell at Goodison Park having only made two appearances before his season was ended due to injury. 

Eliaquim Mangala of Manchester City in action during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Manchester City and Feyenoord at Etihad Stadium on November 21, 2017 in Manchester,...

The Irish Sun adds that a host of Premier League and foreign sides are also keen on Mangala, but Wolves are prepared to match the £85,000-a-week wages that he currently earns at City having eyed a move for the Frenchman this season while they were in the second tier.

Gamble or potential masterstroke from Wolves?

Mangala has never quite been able to prove why Manchester City spent £32 million to sign him in 2014, and has, at times, had a reputation for being fairly error-prone.

However, signing him on a free transfer could be a fantastic move from Nuno as he looks to add top flight experience to a Wolves side that appears to have the potential to thrive at the highest level with the right additions. 

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