Kelvin Etuhu looks set to leave Manchester City after rejecting new contract

Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, QPR and Blackpool all interested
By Tom Bellwood

Nigerian forward Kelvin Etuhu is heading for the exit door at Manchester City after rejecting the offer of a new contract.

A number of clubs are believed to be preparing bids for the attacker who is available on a free transfer after he was excluded from City's Premier League squad for the 2010–11 season.

Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, QPR and Blackpool have all expressed an interest with a decision on his next destinantion expected in the next couple of weeks.

"Kelvin is eager to play week in week out and has a number of options available," a source close to the player told UK.

“Clubs in both the Premier League and the Championship are taking a look and a deal is likely to be done over the next couple of weeks."

Etuhu, 22, came through the ranks at City but has only managed 15 first-team appearances, scoring just one goal for the Eastlands club and is now in search of more regular action.

He has previously spent time on loan at Rochdale, Leicester City and Cardiff, but failed to score for the Bluebirds last season.

Although not capped at international level, he is eligible to play for England or Nigeria. In May 2009 he declared his intention to pursue an international career with Nigeria.

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