Milner is frustrated at City and wants to leave.
Manchester City midfielder James Milner is determined to leave the club this summer and Arsenal and Liverpool are set to go head-to-head for his signature, reports the Independent.
The 28-year-old has grown frustrated over the lack of first team opportunities the club have given him since a transfer from Aston Villa in 2010 and rejected a new four-year contract offer from the Citizens because of that.
Milner earns a hefty wage at the Etihad Stadium, but the England international is prepared to see that significantly reduced in order to obtain regular first team football somewhere else.
Since his £26m move from Villa Park four years ago the English star has managed just 71 Premier League appearances and he feels that foreign players are preferred to homegrown talent.
It was thought however that since City’s punishment from UEFA for breaching the Financial Fair Play rule they would be looking to keep hold of more players from England.
The club have had their Champions League squad for 2014/15 reduced to 21 players, of which eight usually have to be homegrown – but it’s understood UEFA will reduce that number due to the special circumstances and this means even less opportunity for Milner.
The Gunners are ready to table a £10m offer fir the midfield ace, as they look to improve their own squad in the middle of the park – whilst the Reds are also keeping a close eye on developments.
Milner is an extremely versatile and hardworking player who can operate almost anywhere in midfield and that is what has attracted both Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers.
Yet with just one year remaining on his current deal at Eastlands, City may choose to keep hold of one of their vital homegrown players and simply force him to run his contract down instead.
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