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

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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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