Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is plotting a £20 million raid on title rivals Manchester City for their England international full back Micah Richards. The pacey defender admitted recently that he may have to leave Eastland’s in search of regular first team football, despite playing in 12 league games this season.
Richards, 22, had seen his career stall somewhat after bursting on to the scene at City and is only now starting to rekindle the form that made him England’s natural successor to Gary Neville.
Ancelotti is apparently concerned with the manner that his Champions are conceding goals and feels they need to return to their more physical nature.
Richards would add some much needed steel to the blues defence as well as providing a pacey attacking option going the other way.
It is believed Mancini would be prepared to do business at around £20 million but, wouldn’t want to lose the player until the summer transfer window.
Ancelotti will not want to wait that long as he craves a ‘quick fix’ to Chelsea’s current poor defensive form.
What do you think Chelsea supporters, is Richards the man for the job?
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