Manchester United are reportedly set to complete the signing of Manchester City star James Milner. [Picture: Getty]
Arsenal are set to miss out on the signing of long time target.
According to the Mirror, Manchester United have emerged as the latest club to show an interest in signing James Milner from Manchester City in the summer when the former Aston Villa man will become a free agent.
Milner’s contract at the Etihad Stadium is set to end this summer and talks over an extension with Manchester City has been dragging in recent months leaving the player with no options than to exit the club at the end of the season.
Milner is also reported to have turned down an improved terms of around £130,000-a-week to remain at the Etihad.
Milner’s situation has attracted interest from several clubs including Liverpool and Inter Milan, with the former reported to be leading the race for his signature; however, a poor finish to the season for the Reds is believed to have forced Milner into a rethink.
Now, fresh reports claim the other half of Manchester are keen on landing the 29-year-old star, with executive vice-chairman of Manchester United Ed Woodward said to have approached the player’s representatives with regards to a summer switch to Old Trafford.
This news will come as a huge blow to Arsenal, after Wenger reportedly tried to sign the versatile 29-year-old who can play virtually anywhere on the pitch last summer, but the Citizens kept ahold of him.
Wenger admires the hardworking midfielder and could move quickly to finally snap him up ahead of Manchester United.