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Hughes Held Dunne Talks

Mark Hughes has held talks with Richard Dunne over his future at Eastlands.

The Manchester City manager told the official website: 'There has been interest in Richard which is to be expected because he is a good player.'

'I have spoken to Richard already. We have no firm offers for him and it is not something on which we are going to dwell.

'We are looking to strengthen all areas and people make assumptions that maybe players that we are after will have an effect on those who are already here. What we are looking at is to make sure the team and the squad is stronger than it was last season.

'I have always said I will not let good players go unless we are in a position to make ourselves stronger.'

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Writer: Lincolnsmariner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 15 2009

Time: 2:51PM

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The last paragraph says it all to me - if we bring in 1 or 2 centre halves before the new season that Dunney will be gone.
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15/07/2009 14:57:00

If it weren't for Dunney we would have been relegated a few years ago, but his last wretched season could prove his downfall as a Blue. Any Chelsea visitors up for a swap deal.....?
Johnny Baguette
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15/07/2009 15:10:00

Dunney can still do a job for us, and if he has a class CB next to him, he and City will benefit.
Buzz Lightyear
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15/07/2009 15:43:00

Typical comment from a football manager, keeping all options open. The likelihood is that Dunne will still be in the squad come August -- unless a club comes up with a LOT of money. Bear in mind we're having to talk 15-20M for Lescott... offers like the 4M from Sunderland will just get laughed at. We are, after all, a stronger side with Dunne in the squad. To replace him would cost at least 12M.
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15/07/2009 15:44:00

Thanks for the great years of service, but city require players of a higher quality now. City have been loyal to dunne after his "troubles" and time moves on. Dunne was good in the past, but he was terrible last season, hes on the decline fast. With onuha coming through (and doing dunnes jobs aswell as his own in most games), kompany dropping back into his natural centreback role, and possible signings of terry or lescot - dunne isnt needed. Imagine the super slow pairing of terry and dunne???? Wouldnt work.
enzo city
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15/07/2009 16:54:00

Terry wont be coming, theyb will give him the money at the Bridge, Dunney is the one who could get into a top premier club. Onuoha still has a lot to learn and Kompany is not the answer yet.If Terry is not coming we need to look elsewhere for a class cb, but Hughes would be relucantant to let Dunne go before we had someone else and it would also appear that Dunne wants to stay anyway and the news that clubs have made bids for dunney are wide of the mark.
Buzz Lightyear
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15/07/2009 19:22:00

I hope Dunne stays, but I don't know how it will affect him if Terry and/or Lescott join City... Only time will tell, but I don't want to ship Dunnie out.
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15/07/2009 20:24:00

He has served us well over the years and should stay ,,but I am not sure how it will affect him when he is stripped of the captaincy and does not get a run on place. The question is he strong enough mentally?
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15/07/2009 22:49:00


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