Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Liverpool interested in James Milner

Liverpool are reportedly taking an interest in Man City star Jamer Milner as reports circulate that the England international may not be happy at Eastlands. Speculation has been rife in recent weeks about possible interest in the 25 year old from his former club Aston Villa and apparently Kenny Dalglish is now monitoring the situation with a view to making a possible bid for the attacking midfielder.
Milner arrived at Eastlands last August after a long drawn out battle between the two clubs, which came just days after Martin O’Neill left Villa Park. The £26m deal also saw Stephen Ireland move in the opposite direction and should have seen the former Leeds and Newcastle United man continue his progression but in many ways his first season at Man City has been a stop/start one that has been punctuated by periods of poor form.
Roberto Mancini had begun the season with Milner as a first team regular but then started to bring the intelligent midfielder on from the bench and it was this end of season treatment that is said to have disappointed the adaptable talent which in turn has led to rumours of a possible departure from the City of Manchester Stadium.
Man City’s ongoing pursuit of Alexis Sanchez has also not pleased £20m rated Milner and now Liverpool have joined Aston Villa in the chase for the England regular.
Kenny Dalglish is eager to add more quality signings this summer and has already brought in Sunderland youngster Jordan Henderson and will be greatly interested in Jamer Milner’s ability to ply his trade in an advanced central midfield role but perhaps more usefully, out wide, where he could fill one of Liverpool’s problem areas.
Liverpool’s owners are ready to fund substantial moves in the transfer market and have an eye to the future and Milner at 25 is nearing his peak years and has already amassed an impressive 300 plus top level apperances.
Dalglish is keen to bring in some creative talent that can help provide the ammunition for strike pairing Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll and Milner’s ability to consistently deliver quality crosses into the box will be a much needed boost to the club’s attack.
Liverpool are also said to be interested in Blackpool playmaker Charlie Adam and Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing, but moves for both players have become lengthy drawn out affairs and perhaps a move for James Milner would trump those potential additions.

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