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Thierry Henry To Snub Manchester City For New York Red Bulls After World Cup - Report

Reports have emerged that Barcelona striker Thierry Henry is set to snub a lucrative move to Manchester City in favour of the American side New York Red Bulls after the World Cup 2010 in South Africa.

According to the Daily Mail, Henry will look for a new challenge after the World Cup with the 32-year old excited at the prospect of playing football in one of the world's biggest cities in New York.

Following David Beckham's footsteps, Henry is reportedly ready to turn down a chance to return to the Premier League with Manchester City. After watching Arsenal demolish Blackburn 6-2 at the Emirates Stadium and receiving a rousing reception, Henry is reportedly uninterested in an England return.

With reports in England and Spain full of stories regarding Manchester City striker Robinho moving to Barcelona, it is rumoured that the Catalan giants are willing to offer Henry as a make-weight to land the Brazilian as early as January.

However, Henry is reportedly uninterested in the potential move, as the New York Red Bulls are desperate to land the striker. Missing out on this year's MLS play-off's with star Juan Pablo Angel out  injured, Henry is the American side's main target in the transfer window.

With friends David Beckham and Freddie Ljungberg already stars in the MLS, Henry is said to be thinking heavily of a North American move after the World Cup this summer.

Will Ashwell, UK