Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Liars?

Liars?

Manchester City moved quickly to deny reports in yesterday's Sun that Micah Richards had already signed for Chelsea for a fee of around £18 million. Speaking to both the club's official website and BBC Radio Manchester, head of communications Paul Tyrrell vehemently denied the story. Tyrrell told www.mcfc.co.uk

'There's absolutely no truth in today's story. If the newspaper concerned would have contacted the football club and put anything to us, we would have quickly and clearly said to them that there has been no contact from anybody regarding any of our players.

'Micah is committed to this football club and unwarranted and unwelcome stories, such as this, do the media no great service.

'I can confirm that we will be speaking to the newspaper concerned today to ask for an apology and a retraction. If the newspaper do not give us this, we will report them with an official complaint to the Press Complaints Commission about the story.'

Stuart Pearce was more forthright when interviewed after yesterday's 2-1 over Everton calling the story a 'blatant lie'.

'There has been speculation that a deal has been done with another club. That is blatant lie.

'The one thing I can say is Micah is fantastically happy at this club. I want to bring players in to add to the quality players we already have.

'The main thing is he doesn't let his head get turned by what they read in the papers. Sometimes that is difficult for an 18-year-old.'

I suppose it is little more than can be expected from The Sun. It is in the business of lies and rumours and anyone that gives its stories any credibility needs their head examining.

That said however moves are certainly afoot to pave the way for Richard's transfer.

Speaking on BBC Radio Manchester yesterday a member of the Oldham board confirmed that Oldham would be due a 'significant proportion' of any transfer fee City received for Micah Richards due to a sell on clause that was inserted when Richards moved to City.

When asked about attempts being made by City to buy out the clause for a lump sum, rumoured to be in the region of £1 million, the same Oldham board member would 'neither confirm nor deny' that such an offer had been made.

Read what you wish into that but it seems to me that moves are being made by City to limit what they may have to pay to Oldham in the event of Richards being sold.

Perhaps the club has no intention of selling but moves are certainly in place as to what will happen if City do indeed receive a significant offer from Chelsea.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Andy Leggott
Date:Tuesday January 2 2007
Time: 11:20AM

Comments

0
didn't pearce say he would leave if micah was sold ? i think this one is going to rumble although my money is on Sol going to chelsea.
PUREGOLD
02/01/2007 11:25:00
0
I think rumours have circulated in the last couple of weeks linking nearly EVERY Premiership player with another club, it will certainly be interesting to see how many actually materialise.
alphieblues
02/01/2007 14:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Whose Your Clubs' Lucky Scoring Omen?

Some clubs in the Premier League just seem to have a player with lady luck on their side and when they score in a game, that match always returns at least a point.

Blue Tuesday Podcast: John Stones (22/03/17)

This week's BBC Radio Manchester Blue Tuesday programme asks what you think John Stones has to do to fulfil his potential.

Manchester Derby Set For 2017 Summer US Tour

Manchester City are heading to the USA in summer 2017 to play Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and our first ever derby on foreign shores against Manchester United in the ICC.

Premier League Confirm 2017/18 Fixture Release Date

The Premier League have now confirmed the date on which the fixtures for the campaign of 2017/18 will be released.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will you watch Fortuna Hjorring v Manchester City Women?
Suggested By: Tudor
I'll be watching in Denmark1%
Yes, via LIVE Vital Man City stream63%
Yes, by other means0%
I won't be watching36%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 2 2017 4:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 8:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 5:30PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 12:30PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
FA Cup

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear700
2.Johnny Baguette610
3.Skoorb348
4.Rising143
5.kennyclementstache127
6.johnkelv123
7.Tudor119
8.Colin Is The King102
9.citizhun76
10.Bluedub71
Write for Vital Football