There has been an ongoing Arsenal transfer rumour linking us with a move for the Man City midfielder James Milner, whose contract at the Etihaad runs out in June, but according to the Express it seems that Liverpool’s boss Brendan Rodgers is also keen to make a move for the England international.
Obviously at 28, Milner will be looking to get a bumper last contract before he gets too old to make demands so the contract on offer will be an important factor in any negotiations. He is already on a lucrative deal at City but with the oil-rich club falling foul of Financial Fair Play regulations they may not be keen to offer him such a good wage this time around.
Liverpool have also been spending money like water this year so could be keen to take on an home-grown Englishman to reduce outgoings, but with Milner getting a bit long in he tooth, would he be willing to move to a club that is extremely unlikely to be in the Champions League next season, no matter how much the wages on offer.
So that must leave Arsenal as the favourites to tempt Milner to move to London in the summer, assuming the Gunners manage to win the Wenger trophy as usual. Arsene has been leaning towards signing more experienced players now that the financial restraints of the Stadium build are easing, and if he comes without a transfer fee all the better!
So let’s be honest, if you were Milner, who would you choose?