Chelsea are interested in signing Manchester city defender Micah Richards this transfer window. The 22-year-old full-back recently admitted that he could make a move away from the Eastlands outfit in search of regular football, despite making 12 Premier League appearances for the club so far this season.

Now The Mirror claims that the defender held a meeting with manager Roberto Mancini on Thursday, during the course of which he put forward his grievances to the gaffer.

The Italian is thought to have assured the young defender that he remains a part of the club’s plans for the future. But now Chelsea are thought to be interested in including the defender in their own plans.