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Man City boss despairs over lack of progress with James Milner deal

Frustrated Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told reporters that he’s doing all he can to tie down midfielder James Milner to a new contract. The Chilean has so far failed to convince the England international to put pen to paper, and is now running out of time.

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Milner’s contract expires at the end of the season, and the 29-year-old has attracted interest from a number of potential suitors, including City’s Premier League rivals Liverpool.

Pellegrini, who was quoted by Sky Sports, said: “Maybe City have already offered all that the club can offer, maybe it’s not about more money, maybe there are different things to sign a new contract.

“You must ask James what is happening with him. I hope he will find an arrangement, and I think it’s possible.”

Milner joined City from Aston Villa for £26m in the summer of 2010. He has since made 186 appearances for the club, scoring 16 goals.

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