Micah Richards: Man City will listen to offers for defender

By Mike KeeganBBC Sport
Micah Richards, Manchester City
Micah Richards has won 13 caps for England, scoring one goal

Manchester City are willing to accept a knockdown fee for Micah Richards.

The defender, 26, made just two Premier League appearances for the club last season and has one year remaining on his contract.

The league champions are open to offers that would include significant add-ons based on appearances, given his injury history.

A source close to Richards said they were relaxed about the situation but acknowledged he was unlikely to stay.

Birmingham-born Richards has been with City since the age of 14 and made his England debut in 2006, aged 18.

He was linked with a £20m move to a host of top clubs in 2011 but a number of injuries and the emergence of Pablo Zabaleta as City's first-choice right-back limited his opportunities.

The arrival of Bacary Sagna on a free transfer from Arsenal appears to have weakened his position still further.

Newcastle United, Liverpool and Arsenal have been linked with a move for Richards in recent weeks and may now step up their interest.

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