Liverpool are set to win the race to sign Manchester City midfielder James Milner on a free transfer after it was reported that the England international will turn down a new deal worth £34million at the Etihad Stadium, Mirror Online reports.
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The versatile 29-year-old is out of contract with the Citizens at the end of next month and despite their huge offer to attempt Milner to extend his contract, it appears he will seek a move elsewhere when he becomes a free agent on July 1 and that destination is reportedly Anfield.
With Steven Gerrard set for an exit to the LA Galaxy at the end of the season, the Reds are desperate to fend off competition from Arsenal for Milner’s signature and are set to offer him a deal worth 100k-a-week in addition to assurances of regular first team football in his preferred central midfield role.
Milner may scored his last ever goal in a City shirt in their 4-2 victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon as they strengthened their grip on second place in the table.