DEADLINE DAY: Richards set for Italy move after links with North-East duo

LOAN MOVE ... Micah Richards.
LOAN MOVE ... Micah Richards.
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MANCHESTER City defender Micah Richards has arrived in Italy to complete a loan move to Fiorentina.

Richards has been consistently linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium this summer, and now it appears he will move abroad in search of regular first-team football.

He had been linked with loan switches to the likes of Newcastle United and Sunderland.

The 26-year-old will hope a move to Florence could reignite his international hopes, with his lack of game-time at Manchester City seeing him frozen out by England.