Manchester City captain Richard Dunne admits the club needs success and European qualification if they're to hang onto star defender Micah Richards.

"The hope is that we can keep Micah," said Dunne. "If we can keep improving and Micah can be part of that, it would be brilliant for the club. For Micah to improve we need to be pushing on and playing European football.

"I'm sure that is what he wants and if we can provide that for him it would be brilliant. He's outstanding and gets better with every game. Whoever comes up against him, whatever test he is set, he just blows them away."