Tottenham Set to Complete Record Breaking £24m Signing of England International: Redknapp Closes In On Milner

White Hart Lane outfit ready to break the bank for Villa Park attacker.

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TOTTENHAM are ready to hijack Manchester City’s £24million move for James Milner.

The midfielder is one of three players boss Harry Redknapp has targeted to drive his Champions League campaign.

He has already made a £20million bid for Aston Villa’s Ashley Young and remains hopeful of bringing in Craig Bellamy from Manchester City.

Now Redknapp plans to step in if City’s latest bid for Milner is turned down as City are adamant they will not make an increased third offer.

Redknapp is confident the lure of playing in Europe’s elite competition could persuade Milner, 24, to come to London.

Spurs first offered £18m for Milner’s Villa pal Young, 25, last summer but Villa valued him at £30m. But the winger is now keen on a move and chairman Randy Lerner has told manager Martin O’Neill he must sell before he can buy. (News of the World)

This source seems to suggest that a move to White Hart Lane is on the cards for the 24 year old Villa man and Harry Redknapp will be itching to get some new players into his side before the new season kicks off. The Tottenham boss has been linked with a myriad of players as he look to add further strength to his squad ahead of what promises to be an exciting season at the north London club.

If Manchester City are really not willing to up their offer then James Milner would probably be more than happy to make the move to Spurs as he looks to further his career, something he clearly feels he can only do by leaving Aston Villa.

At first it looked as though Martin O’Neill would dig his heels in and attempt to thwart the England man’s hopes to leave the club but now the Villa boss is looking to get as much as he can for the want-away midfielder.

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