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James Milner: Man United to make shock move for Man City star

Old Trafford side chase versatile Etihad Stadium star.

Man United are set to approach soon to be out of contract Man City midfielder James Milner according to the Sunday Mirror.

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The 29 year old had been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool, the England man having turned down the offer of a new Etihad Stadium deal, but now chief executive Ed Woodward will look to lure Milner to Old Trafford.

Milner has struggled to retain a regular foothold in the Man City starting eleven and as such is looking to secure a move that will offer him a more prominent role.

The former Leeds United, Aston Villa and Newcastle United man can play in a variety of roles and could be tempted by a move to Man United.

Louis van Gaal will no doubt be keen to strengthen his squad this summer, with Champions League action having been secured, and Milner offers a cost effective this summer.

Milner is a hugely experienced campigner who is apparently pushing for regular action in a central midfield role and van Gaal may well be ready to offer the Man City man sufficient guarantees in that department.

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