Liverpool appear to be head of the pack in the race to sign Man City defender Micah Richards in the summer, reports The
The 24-year-old has suffered an injury-hit time of things recently, but the champions are thought to be reluctant to let their defender leave, and are likely to stick a price tag to the tune of £15m on his head.
Liverpool are thought to have made an enquiry about what it would take to lure the England defender to Anfield in the summer, but face opposition from the likes of Arsenal, Paris Saint-German, Juventus and Real Madrid.
He was up for City’s Player of the Year award last season and was the first choice selection at right back before succumbing to injury, and his lengthy absence from the first team has given potential suitors hope that he could be open for a move away from the City of Manchester Stadium in the summer.
Liverpool consider Richards a perfect candidate for a transfer in the summer due to his relative youth and versatility, as he is equally adept at playing as a centre half as well as his regular right back slot.
Arsenal are also long-term admirers and it is expected that they are simply waiting for the green light from City to approach the defender, who is only weeks away from a return to full fitness.
Richards recently became the third Man City player to receive a six month driving ban this month, following in the literal footsteps of Carlos Tevez and Samir Nasri, after failing to respond to two speeding notices sent to his home.
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