Sam Allardyce has identified Eliaquim Mangala as a potential deadline day loan signing, according to numerous sources.
Big Sam is eager to bring balance to his squad, he would become only the third left footer in the whole squad (alongside injured pair Leighton Baines and Ramiro Funes Mori).
Manchester City are keen to get the French centre half out of the club after yesterday’s capture of Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao.
City paid Porto a mammoth £42 million for Mangala’s services back in 2014, but he has never established himself in the side, spending last term out on loan at La Liga outfit Valencia.
It is reported Everton are willing to pay a loan fee around the £1 million mark.