James Milner set to quit Manchester City and move abroad

James Milner is set to quit Manchester City this summer after holding talks with a host of European clubs.


West Ham want to hand left-back Aaron Cresswell, 25, a new contract to keep him out of the clutches of Manchester City.

Meanwhile, striker Wilfried Bony insists he can handle the pressure of his big-money move to Man City and will justify his £28m fee.

Tottenham are ready to pinch Belgian central defender Toby Alderweireld, 25, from Southampton this summer. He is currently on loan at Saints from Atletico Madrid but Spurs want to pair him with Jan Vertonghen.

Southampton, meanwhile, are tracking Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who is currently at Real Madrid on loan.

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson is weighing up a move abroad when his contract expires in the summer.

Wolves and Derby are lining up summer bids for Bristol City’s 21-year-old midfielder Joe Bryan.

Aston Villa’s ex-Newcastle keeper Shay Given has compared the Villans’ new boss Tim Sherwood to the late Sir Bobby Robson.

More than 32 per cent of Real Madrid fans want Cristiano Ronaldo dropped, according to a poll in the Spanish press.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is bracing himself for a second successive summer exodus with midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, defenders Nathaniel Clyne and Toby Alderweireld plus striker Jay Rodriguez all eyeing moves away.

Nottingham Forest are set to make a club record bid for 25-year-old Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes.

Liverpool are keen on replacing the outgoing Glen Johnson with Barcelona full-back Dani Alves.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has persuaded the club to break its rule of only offering players over 30 a one-year deal in order to secure defender Branislav Ivanovic, 31, on a four-year contract.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has assured out-of-favour defender Curtis Davies that he still has a future at the club.

Everton want midfielder Ross Barkley to skip the U21 European Championships with England this summer.

Sky Bet League Two side Mansfield Town want to sign 24-year-old Scunthorpe United striker Billy Kee after an impressive loan spell.

Manchester United have not given up hope of snatching Porto right-back Danilo from the clutches of Real Madrid.

Arsenal have told West Ham they will have to cough up £10m to sign defender Carl Jenkinson permanently in the summer.

Southampton are the latest club to express an interest in signing Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, currently on loan at Real Madrid.

Arsenal will watch Dynamo Kiev central defender Aleksandar Dragovic, 24, in Thursday’s Europa League tie against Everton.

Liverpool and England full-back Glen Johnson will hold talks with the club at the end of the season over a new contract.

West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 21, renewed rumours he could join Manchester United as he was pictured at Old Trafford last night for their FA Cup defeat by Arsenal.

England midfielder James Milner is set to leave Manchester City on a free transfer in the summer to play abroad, with the midfielder holding initial talks with AC Milan, Roma, Inter Milan and two clubs in Spain.

Liverpool have opened preliminary contract talks with Wales international midfielder Joe Allen, who still has two years to run on his current deal, but the futures of defenders Kolo Toure and Glen Johnson look far less secure.

Stoke are set to open new contract talks with French midfielder Steven Nzonzi, 26, in the summer. He has 15 months left on his current deal.

Manager Garry Monk insists winger Nathan Dyer, 27, is not heading for a summer exit despite being left out of the last three games.

Meawnhile, Swans wideman Modou Barrow, 22, is set to be loaned to Sky Bet Championship side Nottingham Forest.

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has cast doubts over his Anfield future, but has tipped Emre Can to become a ‘king’ at the club.

Sky Bet Championship side Blackburn Rovers are considering the surprise sale of striker Jordan Rhodes, with Derby and Norwich both interested.

Midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, 20, is set to sign a new deal at Spurs, who are expected to make a summer move for Atletico Madrid central defender Toby Alderweireld, currently on loan at Southampton.

Everton want Ross Barkley to take a complete break from football this summer despite the fact the 21-year-old midfielder is set to be picked by England for the senior squad or European U21 Championships.

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson, 30, appears likely to move abroad this summer when his Anfield contract ends.