Liverpool are preparing a bid for Manchester City defender Micah Richards. The Daily Star Sunday says Liverpool see Richards as a centre-half but will face competition for the England defender from AC Milan and Arsenal.

Richards, 24, has been strongly recommended to Italian giants Milan by his former City team-mate Mario Balotelli.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has a long-standing interest in the powerful defender, who has played the majority of his career at right-back.

Liverpool are in the market for centre-backs with Jamie Carragher planning to retire at the end of the season and Martin Skrtel out of favour - but they will only spend £10million to sign Richards.

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