Liverpool and Aston Villa are believed to be leading the chase for Manchester City’s James Milner.
The midfielder has been put of favour since City’s latest spnding spree saw Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri brought for a combined total of £62m and chances of first team football appear slim. With Adam Johnson, Gareth Barry, and Nigel De Jong also ahead of him in the pecking order, a move bfore the transfer window closes is highly likely.
Reports that Milner has left the England squad are wide of the mark, not least because the source for the sorry was a fake Twitter account under the name of Stewart Downing but that does not diminsh the fact that both Premier League clubs are interested. Former employers Aston Villa would happily welcome him back with the £35m received from the sale of Downing to Liverpool and Ashley Young to Manchester United still burning a hole in their pocket with Charles N’Zogbia being the only high profile arrival.
Liverpool have less need for anbother midfielder though his versatility is believed to appeal to manager Kenny Dalglish while his nationality would also mesh with the club’s transfer policy since the Scot took the helm in January.