"Knowing what he is worth, I assume City will do everything possible not to let him get away," Dario Canovi told Calcionews24.com.
"There was contact with Napoli, Inter and Milan, but these go back to last season. No Italian clubs have asked after Richards since the summer.
"He is a player who is generating a lot of interest in Europe, whether it's in England, Spain or Germany. He is a top level player."
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