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Liverpool Lead Chase For 29-Year-Old Man City Contract Rebel – reports

Liverpool have decided that Manchester City midfielder James Milner is the ideal player to replace Steven Gerrard when he moves to LA Galaxy in the summer, as reported by the Daily Star.

Their heavy interest means that the Anfield club are in prime position to snap up the former Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Leeds United midfielder when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Discussions over a new deal between Milner and City have broken down, and therefore the player is expected to leave the Etihad Stadium in the summer when his deal runs out.

He rejected a deal that he was offered last month, and with no improvement in the offing, he is likely to depart.

With Gerrard set to leave at the end of the season, Liverpool want to take advantage of the situation.

Brendan Rodgers is thought to be a keen fan of Milner, and plans to tempt him to Merseyside with a long term deal.

Liverpool Eye Up Swoop For £28.5m Midfielder – reports

Liverpool are lining up a move for Manchester City midfielder James Milner, with the City contract rebel possibly available on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Milner has not agreed to a new deal with the Premier League champions, despite the fact that his contract with the Etihad Stadium club expires at the end of the campaign.

This means that City are increasingly fearful of losing Milner on a free transfer when the season finishes.

City are therefore in a conundrum heading into the winter transfer window.

Milner’s importance to the side has been highlighted by the fact that he has been filling in as a striker during the absence of Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stefan Jovetic.

His club are therefore loath to lose a consummate professional.

However, they don’t want to lose a player they paid £28.5 million for for free.

Liverpool are hopeful of taking advantage of Milner’s situation and capturing the talented England international.

28 Year Old Arsenal And Everton Target Threatens Departure

Manchester City midfielder James Milner has repeated a previous threat to quit the Etihad Stadium if he does not receive more playing time in the near future, as reported by the Daily Star.

Manuel Pellegrini, the City boss, has given him just two starts since the start of the new season, although he is expected to make an appearance in the League Cup tonight against Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

He also started against Chelsea at the weekend, putting together a Man of the Match winning display against the Premier League leaders as City drew 1-1.

With only one year left on his deal, and City keen to renew his contract, Milner is warning that negotiations will not be simple if he does not receive more playing time in the near future.

He said: “I understand I won’t play in every game, I just want a fair crack of the whip, a few more games than I got last year.

“You have to perform as well, and that is never easy when you are in and out of the team.

“I want to play as well as I can, and the more you play the more you can show what you can do.

“I have a year left and have spoken to the club. I love it here and would love to stay at Manchester City but first and foremost I am a footballer and want to play football.

“You want to win trophies and I have been fortunate enough to do that. I want to do that and ideally play in enough games.

“It’s an amazing club to be at – I have won trophies, it has great fans and I am playing with some of the best players in the world.

“If you get that game time as well, it is perfect.

“We have had talks, but I want to see how it goes. Hopefully I will play enough games and can be at City for the long term.”

The Leeds United academy graduate has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Everton over recent months, and both clubs could reignite their interest if his contract issues are not resolves.