Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague Tweeted that the Spanish club are close to landing the French defender on loan but have ruled out a possible move for Manchester United's Marcos Rojo.
It is also understood that Los Che boss Pako Ayestaran wants Zenit Saint Petersburg's Ezequiel Garay at the Mestalla.
Valencia news: Mangala close to sign a loan deal. Rojo not considered atm. Garay is the other CB they want
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) August 31, 2016