James Milner could decide to leave Manchester City for Premier League rival

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Manchester City midfielder James Milner is set to decide his future at the end of the season as some of the Premier League's elite clubs continue to monitor his situation at the Etihad. 

This has been reported by the Daily Mail, who have suggested that the England international, who has been in fine form throughout the course of the campaign, wants guarantees over a regular starting position in Manchester before signing a new deal with the club. 

Huge interest 

The 29-year-old runs out of his current deal this summer and has been the subject of interest from the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool in recent time. 

In fact, the same report has claimed that he's already held preliminary talks with the trio of Inter Milan, AC Milan and Roma, while clubs in Spain are also keeping tabs on him.  

It appears, though, that it's playing time Milner wants as he approaches the latter stages of his career. Under Manuel Pellegrini this term, the former Aston Villa man has enjoyed a key role, however it's uncertain as to whether he will feature as often as the club go in search of success in the 2015/16 campaign. 

The report from the Daily Mail has suggested that the versatile midfielder could yet decide to stay at the Etihad, but it's unlikely that he will make a decision anytime soon. 

Manchester City fans will no doubt be hoping that he commits his future with the club, but he may well end up playing for one of their rivals next term.

This would no doubt come as a blow to Citizens boss Manuel Pellegrini as he surely wouldn't want to see one of his star's playing for either of Arsenal or Liverpool. 

Right to wait 

At the end of the day, you can't blame Milner for assessing his options with so many top clubs interested in his services. 

There's no doubt about it, Milner would only improve the duo of Arsenal or Liverpool if he moved to either club at the end of the season. He brings with him bags of experience, and has a proven track record in England's elite division. 

He may not be the most stylish players in the Premier League, but he's certainly a fine player who still has a great deal to offer. 

Arsenal and Liverpool fans: Would Milner make a good signing? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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