Transfer Talk: Milner to move?
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More on MilnerManchester City midfielder James Milner, who at times played a key role in City's Prem title run, says he's ready to leave the Etihad in part because of the team's recent FFP settlement and also because of a perceived peripheral role with the team, according to several newspapers. Arsenal and Liverpool are two teams that have already expressed interest in the England international. Everton and Tottenham are also interested according to a report in The Guardian, but Arsenal are leading the way so far with a rumoured 10 million pound offer. Wenger's bid relies on planned promises that Milner will have a central role and can use his experience and mobility to compete with Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini for playing time. The move would be problematic for a City side already struggling to meet the homegrown player quota needed to comply with financial fair play rules. Bounty at the end of trophy drought
Arsene Wenger and Arsenal won the first anything for the Gunners in nine years with their comeback 3-2 FA Cup victory over Hull City on Saturday. That's a massive relief for Wenger. A reported new three-year, 24 million pound contract to stay with Arsenal is probably a fairly big relief as well. "I go to Brazil on June 10th, so it will be done by then," Wenger told The Express. Now it's time for Wenger to gear up for a busy transfer season. It's likely that both right-back Bacary Sagna and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski will not be with the team next season.
Morrison a bargain
West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison is on the Swansea City radar according to a report in The Mirror. The talented 21-year-old, whom Sir Alex Ferguson once called the most-talented kid he'd seen, has apparently fallen out of favour with Sam Allardyce and could be snapped up by Swansea for just under 4 million pounds. He's currently on loan to Queens Park Rangers and had a good run with the squad as they roll into Saturday's Championship playoff with Derby County.
Curls and all
Andrea Pirlo has been rumoured on a move to the Premier League in seasons past. Now it sounds like the 34-year-old has caught the eye of two Prem clubs, Tottenham and Manchester United, again. The midfielder with Serie A and Italian national side caps in spades has been all-class for Juventus this season and would be a big score for either of the aforementioned teams. However, early indications from TalkSport.com are that his successful campaign with Juve this year will earn him a new contract with the Serie A champions.