Hammers keen on signing 25-year-old England international Micah Richards.
West Ham United have joined the long list of clubs interested in signing Manchester City right-back Micah Richards, reports the Metro.
The England international, who is a product of City’s youth academy, is unsettled with his career stalling at the Etihad Stadium and wants a fresh start.
The Citizens on the other hand, want to keep Richards since he adds to their homegrown quota, which is an essential requirement for UEFA.
The English champions need eight homegrown players in their curtailed squad of 21 to fulfill FFP regulations.
Richards has one more year left to run on his contract at the Etihad, and despite City’s desperation to keep him at the club, he is reluctant to put pen to paper on a new deal since his playing opportunities for the side could well be limited once again next season.
The likes of Liverpool and Arsenal are also said to be monitoring Richards’ situation, and West Ham could face a difficult battle to sign the Englishman if he is made available this summer.