Fiorentina are making a last-ditch attempt to sign Micah Richards from Manchester City.
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According to La Nazione newspaper, they are preparing a bid for right-back Richards.
He turned 26 this summer and his contract with City expires at the end of this season.
The England international grew up at the club and is valued at approximately €9m (£7m).
Fiorentina are eager for a new player after losing target Benjamin Stambouli to Tottenham.