Transfer Window: The race for Micah Richards and Gareth Bale

Ollie Irish

2nd, January 2007

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Bale_richardsThe running stories of the newly opened transfer window seem likely to be the chases for two talented young full-backs. Real Madrid have joined the parties interested in 17-year-old Southampton left-back Gareth Bale. The Mirror reports that Manchester United, Arsenal and Spurs are all waiting to throw £7 million at the Welsh international.

It seems England caps are a little pricier than their Welsh equivalents though. The Sun reported that Chelsea were willing to pay Manchester City £18 million for Micah Richards. However, claims that a £13 million bid was made last night have been denied by City. Watch this space.
[Rob Parker]