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Manchester City pipping Everton to signature of Chelsea winger: They’re set to make a £12 million profit on the player!

To be honest, it’s more down to Chelsea’s carefree spending than good business on the part of Manchester City, yet it appears that they are likely to be reunited with a player, who lit up several games while wearing a light blue shirt the first time around, for a fraction of the price that they sold him for.

Considering Shaun Wright-Phillips is still only 26, Mark Hughes will regard this as a solid investment, especially as the diminutive winger hasn’t exactly had much playing time over the past couple of seasons. The Guardian report that the England international is set to have a medical at Eastlands today, before signing on the dotted line and becoming a City player for the second time.

Manchester City are set to secure the return of Shaun Wright-Phillips after last night reaching an agreement with Chelsea over the transfer. The fee for the winger is understood to be £9m and he is expected to undergo a medical today.

City will be bringing back the winger for a fraction of the £21m fee they received from Chelsea for him in 2005. Wright-Phillips had been reluctant to make the move but decided to call time on his career at Stamford Bridge after a meeting with the club’s manager, Luiz Felipe Scolari, yesterday.

City’s manager, Mark Hughes, had sounded upbeat about his chances of landing Wright-Phillips when he arrived in Jutland yesterday for a tricky Uefa Cup qualifier’s second leg against Midtjylland, despite claims from the 26-year-old’s representative that the player would not be moving to Eastlands.

It’s about time we saw the real SWP again, appearing in the papers for a fine footballing performance and not because he’s been spotted in a London nightclub. His career went off the rails at Chelsea, where he was restricted to a handful of appearances – can he now link up with City to remarkable effect?

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