Man City will not let James Milner leave this summer as they will fall short of home grown players to field in the Champions League…
Premier League Champions Manchester City will not let their 28-year old midfielder James Milner leave just yet, as their boss Manuel Pellegrini might have to use him in the Champions League next season, reports the Guardian.
As a consequence of the recent FFP sanctions, Manchester City are now allowed to field only 21 players in the Champions League next season, and while the Citizens remain confident of being able to challenge for the coveted trophy next season despite the sanctions, they might be forced to keep some of their fringe players in the squad for the competition.
City are required to fill eight home-grown berths in their squad, and English midfielder Milner therefore becomes an essential component of their squad.
The likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham have shown an interest in signing the versatile midfielder but it seems as though they might not be able to get their hands on him despite rumours linking the former Leeds starlet with a move out of the Etihad.