Milner has Villa talks
Aston Villa have held talks with England international James Milner after he returned to the club for training.
Last Updated: 26/07/10 4:58pm
Aston Villa have held talks with England international James Milner after he returned to the club on Monday for training.
The 24-year-old has been tipped to join Manchester City this summer with the ambitious club keen to land to talented midfielder.
Milner had been given an extended period off by Villa this summer after participating in the World Cup finals in South Africa.
The ex-Newcastle and Leeds man is believed to want a move to City, but until they match Villa's asking price he will stay at the club.
Villa have now held amicable talks with Milner and confirmed he will travel with them ahead of this weekend's Guadiana Cup.
"James Milner trained with the rest of the Villa squad (Monday) at Bodymoor Heath," read a Villa statement.
"He and the manager along with the chief executive Paul Faulkner and the player's representative Matthew Buck had an amicable conversation.
"While James will not play in (Tuesday's game) against Walsall he will fly with the squad to Portugal on Wednesday ahead of the Guadiana Cup, in which Villa will compete with Benfica and Feyenoord this weekend."