Manchester City warn Liverpool & Tottenham Hotspur off Micah Richards - report

Manchester City are apparently very keen to hang on to Micah Richards and have warned Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool that they are not prepared to sell the defender, according to a report from The Sun.

Although Germany international Jerome Boateng's arrival at Eastlands will inevitably create even more competition for places in Roberto Mancini's defence, and despite the fact that Richards was rarely considered a first choice last season, the Italian coach still sees the central defender, who is equally comfortable at right-back, as an important member of his squad .

Accordingly, he has no intention of selling the 22-year-old England international.

The Citizens have already spent over £60 million themselves this summer as they look to build a team which is capable of challenging on all fronts in the coming campaign.

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