Saturday 22 July 2017

Milner hints at villa exit

With Manchester City raising the pressure on Aston Villa with a revised £20m bid for James Milner, the midfielder last night gave the clearest hint yet that he is ready to move.

On the day that the richest club in the Premier League once again parked their tanks on Villa's lawn, Milner would not say outright that his future is at Villa.

Asked whether he would be at Villa, where he still has two years left on his existing contract, next season, 24-year-old Milner said: "I don't know. I've worked as hard as I can and concentrated on club football while the season has been on.

"Now it has finished I'm with England and that's the only thing I am concentrating on."

Meanwhile, Avram Grant is expected to named West Ham's new manager today after making an emotional departure from Portsmouth yesterday.

Irish Independent

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