James Milner is attracting transfer interest from Liverpool

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Liverpool are one of the teams featured in the race to sign James Milner, with reports suggesting that Brendan Rodgers is interested in signing the Manchester City midfielder as a possible replacement for Lucas Leiva.

This information comes courtesy of The Times, who further suggest that Reds boss Rodgers is currently unsure of whether to launch a formal bid for player with the club still pondering the respective merits of other midfield targets.

Brazilian Lucas - who will sadly not benefit from the experience of competing in a World Cup in his home country after he was left out of Luiz Felipe Scolari's squad for this summer's tournament - endured a torrid second half of the 2013/14 Premier League campaign through injury and speculation has suggested that Serie A giants Inter Milan could be looking to acquire his services this summer.

Although not a natural central-midfielder, Milner - who will go to the World Cup this summer with England - is versatile enough to be deployed in the role and has done so on numerous occasions throughout his career at top-flight level.

While you might think it unlikely that a player would be looking to leave a club so soon after they have secured the title in such impressive fashion, Milner has reportedly made his wish to leave Manchester City perfectly clear as he seeks to find a new club where he will be able to play more of a regular role.

While Rodgers appears to be weighing up the possibility of signing Milner, he will have to move quickly if indeed he does intend to attempt to bring him to Anfield.

This is due to the obvious competition provided by another big English rival - FA Cup winners Arsenal.

The Gunners - fresh from their enthralling victory over Hull at Wembley on Saturday which saw the club's painful nine-year trophy drought finally come to and end - have supposedly made their own interest in Milner clear and are expected to make an official bid for a player they value at the £10 million mark soon.

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