Micah Richards contract talks stall

Micah Richards’ contract extension talks with Manchester City are no further forward as a stalemate has been reached between player and club.

The 23-year-old, who was a mainstay at right-back in 2010/11 for Roberto Mancini’s side, is apparently keen to remain at Eastlands but a new deal is yet to be agreed upon.

With the multi-millions and aggressive transfer policy of club owner Sheik Mansour, the England international is one of only a few homegrown players to contend a first team place at the club.

Despite this, Richards’ £50,000 per week wages are considerably lower than the rest of the squad, and he is believed to be one of the lowest earners at the City of Manchester Stadium.

Premier League rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are long term admirers of the athletic defender, whilst Juventus have been linked with a move for him in the past; he will need to consider his options if a new agreement cannot be reached – he has two years left on his current contract.