Reports – Juventus set to beat Fiorentina to Manchester City defender

first_imgJuventus could beat Serie A rivals Fiorentina to the permanent signing of Manchester City defender Micah Richards, according to reports in Italy.The former England defender has spent this season on loan at the Stadio Artemio Franchi after being shipped out by City boss Manuel Pellegrini and it now looks likely the 26-year-old will not return to the Premier League.Serie A champions Juventus have been impressed with Richards since his move to Italy and Massimiliano Allegri could sign the full-back on a pre-arranged deal in January, with his existing City contract expiring next summer.Juve are concerned Stephan Lichtsteiner has still not committed his long-term future to the club after contract talks stalled, which has made the signing of Richards a high priority.However, Juve will face competition from the Viola for his signature, given that Fiorentina have already agreed a fee of £4.7m for the defender to turn his loan deal into a permanent switch at the end of the season. Micah Richards in action for Fiorentina 1last_img

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