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Agent: City leading chase for Drenthe

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Royston Drenthe was frozen out at Everton © PA Photos
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Royston Drenthe is considering offers from numerous clubs including Manchester City, Inter Milan and Galatasaray, according to the former Everton winger's agents.

Drenthe is a free agent after his contract with Real Madrid expired earlier this summer. After being on loan at Hercules and Everton in recent seasons, Drenthe's representative Antonio Salerno says the 25-year-old is now hoping for a permanent move to a big club.

"This is the moment we are evaluating the offers. There have been many calls and now is the moment to decide," Salerno told Ilsussidiario.

"He is a player who knows how to push forward a lot, so he's not really a classic full-back. I had contact with many Italian clubs, such as Inter, Napoli, Genoa and Torino. There are also offers from Russia and Turkey, particularly Galatasaray."

Another of Drenthe's agents, Serkan Kulup, believes City, Galatasaray and Dynamo Kiev are leading the chase for the Dutchman's signature.

"We didn't expect to be called by Manchester City and West Ham, but they asked me for information on Royston and his wage demands," Kulup told Goal.com Holland.

"There are also Serie A clubs on him, not to mention Turkish sides and Dynamo Kiev. We certainly cannot complain, but the important thing is that Royston gets back to the playing field.

"He would prefer to play for a club in the Champions League, so Manchester City, Dynamo Kiev and a big Turkish side are the favourites at the moment."

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