Manchester City midfielder James Milner is in talks with the Premier League duo of Arsenal and Liverpool over a move this summer.
This has been reported by Sky Sports, who claim that the England international, who is set to run out of his contract at the Etihad at the end of this month, has discussed the possibility of moving to north London and Merseyside.
The same report goes on to reveal, however, that Milner won't make any decision regarding his long term future in the game until after England's upcoming fixtures.
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Milner, of course, has enjoyed a fine stint for the Citizens in recent years, however it appears that he's ready to move on after only starting 18 Premier League games under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini last term.
City want to keep him
In fact, recent reports claimed that City offered him as much as £130,000-a-week to stay in Manchester, but it now appears that he could leave the club sooner rather than later.
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At 29-years-old, Milner is still in peak condition and was impressive at times last season, as he managed to find the back of the net on seven occasions in England's elite division.
It appears, then, that Arsenal and Liverpool are leading the race to secure his signature, but it remains to be seen as to whether either club step up their interest in him anytime soon. One thing's for sure, on a free, Milner would prove quite the coup for any side, so it looks set to be an interesting summer for the former Aston Villa man.
Of course, Milner could yet stay on at the Etihad, but he will no doubt be hoping to feature on a more regular basis, as he approaches the latter stages of his career.
It could be time
The truth is, though, that it could be the right time for Milner to move on. Of course, at City, he's held in high regard, but it's crucial that he plays week in, week out at this point in his career.
But would he really get that at Arsenal? Arsene Wenger already has a number of fine midfielders at his disposal, so Milner may struggle to feature on a regular basis if he moved to north London.
Liverpool, on the other hand, are certainly in need of an experienced head in the middle of the park after the departure of captain Steven Gerrard, so you can hardly blame Brendan Rodgers for moving in for the England man.
Milner would no doubt prove a fine coup for the Merseyside outfit, and the player has a huge decision to make in the near future.
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