Mangala is yet to make an appearance for Manchester City this season
Crystal Palace have made a bid in the region of £23m for Manchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala.
Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho was Palace’s first choice. The Frenchman, 27, is keen to return to Selhurst Park, where he enjoyed a successful loan last term.
But despite Palace improving their offer Liverpool seem unwilling to lower their asking price of £30m.
By Patrick Hangue