James Milner ready to snub Liverpool for Arsenal

Arsenal seem to be leading the race for Manchester City star, James Milner when his contract runs out in the summer.

Milner, 29, has been the subject of fervent transfer discussion with City boss Manuel Pellegrini maintaining on numerous occasions that he would love for Milner to sign a new contract at the club. Speaking in March, Pellegrini told Sky Sports:

“Maybe City have already offered all that the club can offer, maybe it’s not about more money, maybe there are different things to sign a new contract. You must ask James what is happening with him. I hope he will find an arrangement, and I think it’s possible.”

The former Newcastle and Aston Villa man has won 53 caps for England along with two league titles with City and has no shortage of suitors with a host of clubs including Inter Milan and Liverpool vying for his signature.

Liverpool were believed to be in pole position to snap up the tireless midfielder to fill the huge gap in midfield with talismanic captain and midfielder Steven Gerrard’s impending move to Los Angeles Galaxy over the summer.

However, if former Arsenal striker Alan Smith is to be believed, Milner is set to be heading to the Emirates on a four-year deal.

Sky Sports commentator Smith reportedly said he heard that the midfielder may be heading to the Emirates while covering Swansea’s trip to Arsenal on Monday night.

If Arsenal can agree a deal with Milner, it would be quite a coup for Arsene Wenger’s squad as he would bring versatility and title-winning experience to the club.