Date: 13th June 2008 at 6:18pm
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Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is more than hopeful that Blues Captain Richard Dunne will sign a new lucrative contract.

The 28-year-old Republic of Ireland defender had been reportedly unsettled at the club for some time and reports suggested Tottenham were after his services, nevertheless, should Dunne accept the new deal it would make him the highest paid player at Eastlands.

Sparky told the official Man City website…

‘I’ve spoken to Richard, he’s on holiday abroad at the moment but I’ve had a discussion with him and I’ve told him my feelings on the situation. Obviously I’m very keen for him to remain at the club, and we’re working in that direction.’

‘It’s a little bit difficult because he’s away at the moment, but I’m sure that when he’s back this will be resolved very quickly.’

‘We have offered Richard a substantial deal, there may be more negotiations to be done but I am very hopeful that he will continue to be a Manchester City player.’


Vital Manchester City says…

‘Now that it looks like Dunne is about to sign a new contract Tottenham know exactly what they can do. They can…’

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