As news broke yesterday that Micah Richards was reportedly keen to leave the Etihad at the end of the season in order to further his career, you can imagine that there were a number of Premier League clubs at the right-end of the table licking their lips.
In the light of the defender's desire to leave, we've decided to look at three clubs who could benefit massively from City's loss.
The club initially reported with interest could prove to be the best destination for the defender at the end of the season. Although, many Liverpool fans may be looking further afield for options due to their lofty league position, many critics will point to the type of signings that have got them where they are.
The City man would undoubtedly improve Rodgers's options at the back, as well as offering a certain versatility within the squad. However, the interest from Liverpool may vary dependent on whether or not Rodgers looks to keep on Andre Wisdom after his loan spell at Derby.
Although the future of the management at Spurs may be within doubt, it would be foolish by the club not to at least keep an eye on the Micah Richards situation.
With a number of reported defensive outgoings, one would assume that the Spurs scouting network have lined up a number of potential targets for the manager, whoever that may be, for the summer transfer window.
Richards would offer a certain athleticism which would fit in with the current Spurs strategy, as well as adding some much needed muscle into the mix.
Roberto Martinez, even if he finishes fourth, is unlikely to be handed a war chest for signings in the summer. As It looks like it could once again be a summer of making the most of what he has.
The Manchester City defender would provide a very good option to Martinez, one which would compliment the already impressive Everton defence. He would be able to offer good competition to Distin at centre-back, although, his right-back chances would be few and far between, unless Seamus Coleman moves to Manchester United as has been suggested previously. Nevertheless, he could be a potential bargain for the Merseyside club.