By John Cross
Brendan Rodgers is keen on a summer move for Manchester City defender Micah Richards.
Liverpool have made an enquiry and are among a clutch of clubs who are interested in signing 24-year-old Richards.
Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are also watching developments closely while Real Madrid and Juventus have checked on his availability.
Richards has struggled with injury this season but City are reluctant to let him go and are likely to slap a £15m price tag on him to try and stop him leaving the Blues this summer.
Clubs have been alerted on Richards because he was up for City’s Player of the Year last season and was first choice at right back before getting injured.
But his long absence has left clubs believing that he may be available and the Reds are particularly keen as he is young, English and versatile so he can play at right back or centre half.
Arsenal have been admirers in the past and would be ready to move in given any encouragement on the England international.
Richards is nearing full fitness and is hoping to play in the next few weeks but City may have to fend off strong interest while he is also desperate to play on a regular basis.
Meanwhile, Richards has become the third Manchester City player to receive a six-month driving ban…this month.