Milner move to Man City in the balance

O’Neill revealed last week that Milner, 24, had told the club he wanted to move to Eastlands.

City have so far had a £20 million offer for the player rejected and are understood to be willing to go no higher than £24 million, still short of the £30 million it is thought Villa want.

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Gary Parkinson is a freelance writer, editor, trainer, muso, singer, actor and coach. He spent 14 years at FourFourTwo as the Global Digital Editor and continues to regularly contribute to the magazine and website, including major features on Euro 96, Subbuteo, Robert Maxwell and the inside story of Liverpool's 1990 title win. He is also a Bolton Wanderers fan.