Milner deal imminent, admits Mancini

August 17, 2010

The England midfielder is on the verge of sealing his move to Eastlands from Villa Park, with Stephen Ireland set to move in the other direction. A fee has reportedly been agreed between the clubs and Milner, 24, has travelled north to undergo a medical. "I hope we can close it either today or tomorrow," Mancini said at a press conference to unveil another new signing in Mario Balotelli. "I think that Milner is a good player, an English player which is important. I think that Milner can play in different positions." Asked if the deal would involve Ireland, Mancini added: "I hope so. "We have today and tomorrow to close the deal."