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Manchester City Confirm Interest In Sporting Lisbon Defender Daniel Carrico

Manchester City technical director Mike Rigg has confirmed the Eastlands club are closely watching Sporting Lisbon defender Daniel Carrico.

Carrico has been linked with moves to Juventus and Atletico Madrid, but Rigg admits the 22-year-old club captain is "an interesting player".

"We are always looking at players and I can’t deny Carrico is an interesting player," Rigg told The Mirror. "But we haven’t decided on this subject and we are respectful as a club towards other clubs and contacts.

Carrico's current contract runs out in 2013, but could move by the end of the season.

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