Newcastle United are ready to make an offer for Manchester City defender Micah Richards.

The Evening Chronicle says Newcastle will consider a £4m move for Richards after it emerged yesterday he has decided to leave Manchester City.

Last summer Pardew was very keen to bring English players to the club, and those with Premier League experience. Director of football Joe Kinnear was unable to provide either.

Two loan signings were made during his tenure - one in each window.

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