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Roma line up £10m bid for Manchester City midfielder

Milner.jpgManchester City fans look slightly on edge in the Football Transfer Tavern after hearing Roma could raid them for their English midfielder.

According to the Daily Star, Roma are weighing up a £10m bid for James Milner, meaning City risk losing another Englishman from their ranks.

The 28-year-old’s contract ends at the end of this season making him vulnerable to be sold at a cut price in January, putting pressure on City to tie him down on a long term deal.

Because if he was to leave, it could put Manuel Pellegrini on the back foot as it is imperative they keep hold of their very few English players as they must have the adequate amount when registering their squad.

Punters in the Tavern have been discussing Milner a lot recently not only for his influential performances but also because his future is in his own hands, as it is still unknown where he will be next season.

If he was to leave, Pellegrini would be forced to dip into the market to find a new English player, who don’t come around cheap, with punters linking them with Ross Barkley for £50m, which isn’t feasible at the moment due to Financial Fair Play rules.

In the summer, Milner demanded that in order for him to stay, he must be playing frequent first team football, which he has been given and to be fair he has repaid his managers faith and has put in some great performances this season.

Manchester City fans. Do you think you should cling on to James Milner to save the club money or would you sell Milner and other players to make way for Ross Barkley? Let us know your thoughts below.

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