Arsenal will have to offer Manchester City and England midfielder, James Milner, a huge four-year deal worth around £25 million if they are to beat off competition from other clubs to his signature this summer.
Milner’s current City deal is worth around £120,000-a-week but with that set to expire in the summer, his future at the club is still unclear and an exit is looking likely.
The 29-year-old midfield ace has reportedly turned down a three-year extension worth £80,000-a-week as he wants to remain on similar wages and so he could be on the move.
Liverpool, Valencia, Inter Milan and Arsenal have all been linked with the versatile midfield star and the Gunners will have to offer him a four-year deal if they are to beat those clubs to his services, according to the Evening Standard.Embed from Getty Images
A four-year contract on £120,000 per week would see Milner earn £24,960,000 – a staggering amount for a player that wouldn’t be guaranteed regular first team football under Arsene Wenger.
City are still trying to negotiate a new deal with the former Aston Villa and Newcastle man but failure to reach an agreement could see Milner make the move to London with the Gunners.
Morgan Schneiderlin is Wenger’s priority target this summer but Southampton want more than £25 million for the Frenchman and so Arsenal could look to Milner, who wouldn’t cost a transfer fee with his contract up at the end of June.
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