Arsenal And Liverpool Snubbed As Midfield Target Prepare To Sign New Deal

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Milner has been linked with a move away from the Etihad.

Manchester City midfielder James Milner has revealed that he is close to signing a new contract with the Premier League champions.

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The 28-year-old’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season and after suggesting he would consider a move away from the Etihad Stadium if he didn’t get more first team football, several clubs reportedly became interested in his signature including Arsenal and Liverpool.

However, the midfielder now appears to have had a change of heart and has said that he is hoping to pen a new deal soon.

“We’ve been in talks with the club,” Milner was quoted by Goal.

“We’ve talked about it and hopefully it can get sorted sometime soon.

“I don’t want to be paid to sit and watch. You want to feel like you’re contributing and enjoy your football as much as you can, so I am in a happier place now.”

Milner joined City in 2010 for a reported £28.5 million and although he has made over 150 appearances for the club, he only started 12 games for the Citizens last season – leading to his demand for more first team football.

However, having started several games recently, the England international looks set to join the likes of Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany in committing his future to the club.

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