Agents row to cost Man City's Richards £450,000

Manchester City defender Micah Richards is in the middle a big agents row.

The People says Richards is poised to quit his deal with Jerome Anderson's SEM agency which expires at the end of the year ... and he will not commit to a new City deal while this arrangement is in place.

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The Richards camp, headed by dad Lincoln, think they can either handle their own affairs or bring in a new agent - so they do not want Anderson's firm to pick up a stunning six-figure commission.

Rival agencies have been in talks, but Richards senior could yet take over the business affairs of his son.

He is entitled to do that - and earn the agent's fee for himself.

However, Anderson has negotiated the huge terms over the past six months to a level where they have reached an initial £50,000-a-week for the 19-year-old and will not take the setback lying down.

Richards is already losing around £38,000-a-week by stalling on the City deal. By the time he gives in his notice to SEM that total will be around £450,000.

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