Dario Canovi, however, says no decision will be made until Richards has spoken with City's next manager following the sacking of Roberto Mancini.
"Richards has offers from all over Europe, but now we must see what will happen with the change of coach," Canovi told Calciomercato.it. "Of course, with Mancini he played little.
"I take care of him in Italy and I can say that he pleases Napoli and Inter, but there has been no contact or anything. It's really too early, but not only for Richards, in general still plans must be developed by all the clubs. "