Contract talks have stalled…
Manchester City and James Milner are a long way off agreeing a new deal at the club, according to the Guardian, and this could signal the end of the England international’s career with the reigning Premier League champions.
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The two parties are reportedly a long-way off agreeing a new deal, and Milner is apparently considering offers from Spain and Italy with Roma and Inter Milan interested. The midfielder would be free to sign a pre-contract agreement before the end of the month, given he is a free agent in the summer.
The 29-year-old, however, could opt to stay in the Premier League with Liverpool and Arsenal keen according to the Express.
The Guardian article states that money is not an issue for Milner, but he is more interested in being guaranteed playing team each week; thus it is understandable why the £26m signing from Aston Villa is unsure whether remaining in Manchester would be a wise move as he continues to remain on the periphery of the first-team.
The England midfielder has had an improved season making 11 starts in the league compared to his 12 starts over the entire campaign last season. However, Milner is likely to be well aware that this improvement is largely attributed to the injuries to Samir Nasri, David Silva and Yaya Toure.
The half-time substitution suffered in the defeat to Arsenal on Sunday could have been the last straw and an exit from the club could very well be edging closer, but with a vast amount of foreigners in the Manchester City squad, Pellegrini will know how important keeping the England international is.