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Wright-Phillips Fate Known Later Today

Supporters of Chelsea's right-winger and ex Manchester City fans favourite Shaun Wright-Phillips will know later today whether he is to leave Stamford Bridge.

The player did not feature in Luiz Felipe Scolari's squad to face Wigan on Sunday, prompting rumours on various internet message boards into overdrive.

Everton are believed to be in poll position to sign the 26-year-old, however at the time of writing no deal is believed to have been struck.

SWP completed his £21million Chelsea move on 17 July 2005.

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 25 2008

Time: 10:14AM

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Not sure he will be going anywhere.
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25/08/2008 10:40:00

City bound mate, Remember this message when you see him sign at City!
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25/08/2008 11:14:00

Hope you're right mcfcthriller.
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25/08/2008 11:21:00

I hope I am, please God!!
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25/08/2008 11:28:00

Don't think so, he may be too embarrassed to come back and ill advised by his friends. 'arry wants him down at Pompey, but the worry is that he is not getting games and thats what he thrives on.At Chelsea always been the fall guy for everything that goes wrong, he is the first to be dropped. I was glad of the money, but not worth anymore than £7 or £8m tops.
Buzz Lightyear
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25/08/2008 11:33:00

All the news talking his go to Everton or Portsmouth, There is no mention of the Man City!!
city 81
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25/08/2008 11:35:00

Yes there is! Look in forums.
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25/08/2008 12:17:00

His dad will keep him darn sarf !!!
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25/08/2008 12:23:00

Sorry I'm with Alphie! Cant see him being released!
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25/08/2008 12:43:00

i dont think he will be going anywhere but chelski i think we can forget about it if we did get him happy days but it aint going to happen
dunne deal
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25/08/2008 12:58:00

If we want to get more bums on seats then he'd be the right guy to do it. I know most city fans would be thrilled to have him back.
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25/08/2008 13:32:00

Why the very negative comments! Why can't you see him being released? Phil Scolari has already hinted on the Sky Sports website that he's happy and looking to release him. What’s wrong with coming to City?
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25/08/2008 13:37:00

SWP's move to Chelsea has been nothing other than a career move disaster. Both he and his advisers went after the money, the status and teh sale satisfied a desperate City board. It backfired in stunning fashion and should be an object lesson to any aspiring young England International. Go to Chelsea to be benched regularly and your level of performance will drop. He must have known that when he signed for them having seen what had gone before. On this evidence, SWP will ask to speak to the highest payer. But if Hughes moves for him and he chooses to return to City, it would show that it is not merely money which motivates him. Sure, I'd like to see him play reularly again at Eastlands, but I think that like Johnson, Sidwell and Cole, his chastening Stamford Bridge experience has stifled his hunger and ruined him as an international.
Johnny Baguette
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25/08/2008 13:57:00

I don't think it's a stretch to see him leaving Chelsea. He's always been a top professional and a nice guy but unfortunately, doesn't suit Chelsea. I think if the boy has any sense, he'll try to arrange a move back to City; he's still loved by the fans and can make a big impression in the PL and maybe impress Capello.
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25/08/2008 14:01:00

Zola I agree with you, thank you!
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25/08/2008 14:12:00

I agree also zola he would more than likely be guranteed his game for man city and we should of never got rid of him in the 1st place but i no we had to but sure maybe the tables will turn and he will be back in the rightcolour blue
dunne deal
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25/08/2008 16:11:00

hopefully you lot get him. he'll do well on your right flank. he's a good player no doubt, but just lost in the shuffle at the moment at stamford bridge. wish him nothing but the best.
forza chelski
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25/08/2008 16:40:00

Just came up on Setanta SWP could re-sign for Manchester City! Blue moon!
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25/08/2008 17:13:00

As I said in the forums - expect a press release soon!
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25/08/2008 17:27:00

That'll be for free agent RonLARDo?
Johnny Baguette
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25/08/2008 18:25:00

it'll all depend on the Robinho chase! If we get him either SWP or Malouda will be allowed to leave!
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25/08/2008 19:25:00

Don't even talk bout Ronlardo, its about SWP. Robinho wants Chelsea...
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25/08/2008 20:06:00

JB :)) Ok we will talk about LAMBard :)
city 81
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25/08/2008 21:18:00

SWP does not want to return, he likes the bright lights of London.If Pompey come in for him, he can still live there but not if he has to come north.
Buzz Lightyear
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26/08/2008 04:07:00

Especially for thriller this mrning from Dan Taylor in The Guardian: "Manchester City have made an official bid in the region of £10m to bring Shaun Wright-Phillips back from Chelsea. The winger has become Mark Hughes' top priority for the final week of a transfer window in which City, for all their financial issues, could conceivably finish as the highest spenders in the Premier League."
Johnny Baguette
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26/08/2008 07:13:00

:)) Happy Happy!
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26/08/2008 19:24:00


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