But though Richards’ Italian representative Dario Canovi claims there has been interest from Inter Milan, the player says he's happy at City.
Richards confirmed: "It’s always nice to be linked with clubs but I’m not putting it out there. Manchester City’s my club. I’ve been here since I was 14 and I probably know the club better than anyone out of the players.
"Last season was a bit of a nightmare with injuries. I only played eight games after coming back from six or seven months injured. That’s hard for any player and I’m just delighted to get a pre-season under my belt."