Roberto Mancini has been linked with a move to bring Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia to Galatasaray in January.

Talk of the proposed bid, reportedly worth £12.5m, comes on the back of some less than inspiring form from the Ecuador wide-man, who seems unable to replicate his scintillating form from the 2011/12 season, where he scored six goals and produced 15 assists for the Red Devils.

Despite David Moyes facing a dearth of in-form options on the flanks, with Ashley Young and Nani looking particularly unimpressive so far this term, Valencia has been far from his best, and the emergence of Adnan Januzaj and the acquisition of Wilfried Zaha, as well as Moyes persistently sticking with Danny Welbeck has led to Valencia being utilised more sparingly than he was in the past under Sir Alex Ferguson.

As a result, it could be that Moyes chooses to let Valencia leave, with the funds garnered from such a deal available to be pumped into a deal for one or more of reported United targets Ilkay Gundogan, Alex Song and Marco Reus.

However, it seems unlikely that Moyes would let such a talented player leave United in January, particularly after the dismal start his side have made to the season.  As such, it seems unlikely that Valencia will move before the summer transfer window, if at all.

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