It looks like Mark Hughes and David Moyes are set to go head to head over Chelsea’s Sean Wright-Phillips, a man who has been tossed aside by Big Phil Scolari, but is highly prized by these two managers.
The wise money is on Mark Hughes and Man City – even if Sean Wright-Phillips doesn’t fancy moving back to Manchester – because they are offering Chelsea cold hard cash, whereas Everton somehow think that asking for a loan deal will appeal to the Londoners.
Manchester City have made an official bid in the region of £10m to bring Shaun Wright-Phillips back from Chelsea. The winger has become Mark Hughes’ top priority for the final week of a transfer window in which City, for all their financial issues, could conceivably finish as the highest spenders in the Premier League.
Having already signed the Brazilian striker Jo for a fee that will eventually rise to £19m, plus the Belgian international Vincent Kompany for £6m and Tal Ben Haim for an estimated £5m, City are now ready to take their summer spending to the £40m mark by taking advantage of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s indifference when it comes to the player Chelsea recruited from Eastlands for £21m three years ago.
Chelsea are willing to accept an £11m loss on the right-winger, whose availability has also prompted an inquiry from Everton about taking him on loan. City want a full transfer, something that appeals to Chelsea, and the only stumbling block is that Wright-Phillips is reluctant to leave London. (Guardian)
So Man City’s offer is obviously a better one, but will Wright-Phillips prefer to aimlessly meander in Chelsea’s reserves or go back to his old club?