City agree Milner fee
Sky Sports News understands that Manchester City have agree a fee with Aston Villa for James Milner.
Last Updated: 17/08/10 9:06pm
Sky Sports News understands that Manchester City have agree a fee with Aston Villa for England international James Milner.
The 24-year-old has been tracked by City for most of the summer and it now appears as though Roberto Mancini will get his man.
Milner has been at Villa's training ground on Tuesday morning but will now travel to Manchester to undergo a medical with the City of Manchester Stadium outfit.
Personal terms are not expected to be an issue for the ex-Newcastle and Leeds United midfielder, who is likely to put pen to paper on a multi-year contract.
Milner was one of Villa's best players last season with an impressive 12 assists for the Midlands outfit while he also weighed in with a healthy seven league strikes.
The talented playmaker featured in Villa's season-opener against West Ham and found the back of the net to wrap up a 3-0 win over The Hammers.
The move is expected to see midfielder Stephen Ireland, who has spent his entire career with City, move to Villa Park as part of the deal.
Mancini hopes to sign Milner by Wednesday at the latest, saying: "I hope we can close it between today and tomorrow. I think Milner is a good player, an English player - which is important. I think he 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."