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The England international is currently holding talks to extend his current deal at Eastlands but says newspaper claims are 'nonsense' and that it is just a 'made up' number

Manchester City defender Micah Richards has denied newspaper claims that he is demanding £100,000-a-week to stay at the club.

The 23-year-old is currently holding talks with the club to extend his current deal, which has two years remaining, and the England international has rubbished reports that he is holding out for a six figure weekly salary.

"I notice that one [newspaper] was claiming this weekend that I was demanding £100,000 per week before I sign a new contract at City," Richards told the club's official website.

"That is nonsense. They don't know what has been said, offered, or asked for, so instead they just make up a figure which makes everyone think that I am being greedy.

"It's annoying but I suppose it goes with the territory these days."

Richards had previously been linked with a move away from City, with reports suggesting Serie A giants Juventus was lining up a £17 million bid to secure his services. However, the defender seems keen on extending his stay at Eastlands, where he has been playing since the age of 14.

Richards is currently on a pre-season tour with City in the United States.

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