I think it rises to £20m though. But as I said, once the other CL clubs get involved we really don't have a chance. In all honesty, why would we? There are still a lot of questions to be answered. The likes of Utd and Chelsea are too long there to fall back and stay back. Chelsea of course have the backing and will change things quickly if they go wrong. Utd have the backing and have Ferguson. Hard to know with Arsenal but they haven't been out of the CL for a number of years. Might be a difficult season for them and they are a risk. With City in the top 4 and the backing they have, they are going to be a force. May not win the big things and could implode quite easily. But a force all the same and should stay in the top 4.
You're just not going to chose us over them unless there is a very good reason. That could be regular football in the case of City and Chelsea. Or it could be to do with money if it was Arsenal. But at Utd, well there is money to be had and there is stability. If Ferguson says he wants you and you'll play, it's hard to refuse that. Above all, you have the best chance of success.