Liverpool among host of big names chasing Micah Richards
One of Roberto Mancini’s many intriguing decisions at Man City has been the marginalization of Micah Richards. The right-back has been out through injury for most of the season but Mancini had lost faith in him well before that. The Mirror now reports that Liverpool, Arsenal and European giants PSG and Real Madrid are all eyeing the 24 year old, who is likely to have a £15m price tag slapped on him if City are forced to listen to offers.
Bayern step up interest in Laurent Koscielny
All the talk at Arsenal these past few weeks has been about the uncertain future facing Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen but the possibility of Laurent Koscielny being the man to leave the Emirates has just popped up. The Daily Mail report that Bayern Munich have made the Frenchman one of their main summer targets, with Pep Guardiola said to be keen on strengthening his defence first. Koscielny has declared in the past that he has no intention of leaving the Gunners but we all know how the story ends when an eye-catching bid manifests itself.