Manchester United make shock move for James Milner

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Manchester United have opened talks with James Milner's representatives over a possible move to Old Trafford this summer, reports The Mirror.

Milner has just one month remaining on his Manchester City contract and will be free to sign for a Premier League rival once it expires.

Liverpool and Arsenal have long been tipped to battle for the 29-year-old's signature if and when he does leave the Etihad but now the Red Devils have entered the fray.

Ed Woodward, executive vice-chairman and chief transfer negotiator, has already sounded out Milner's people to see whether he would be interested in a move across Manchester.

Such a move would be fraught with political problems because of the rivalry between the two clubs, but the report does not say Milner has ruled out a controversial free transfer.

Talks with City

Manchester City are desperate to keep Milner at the club and have offered him a huge deal worth £130,000-a-week.

However, Milner is looking for more than just big money; he wants assurances that he play an integral role in the squad throughout the duration of his contract.

Manuel Pellegrini can offer him that, but Milner is worried that Manchester City will sack the Chilean and bring in a manager who would not.

More than money

Liverpool have been favourites for some time but uncertainty around Brendan Rodgers's future at Anfield has left Milner reconsidering whether or not it would be right for his career.

Arsenal would also be a strong contender, but must convince Milner to move to London.

Louis van Gaal will have to offer Milner an important role in his team and promise that it won't evaporate after one season.

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