James Milner deal still 'possible', insists Manuel Pellegrini

James Milner of Manchester City celebrates a
Image: James Milner has been with Manchester City for almost five years

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he is hopeful James Milner will agree a new deal at the club.

The 29-year-old England midfielder has been embroiled in protracted talks over a new long-term contract, with his current deal set to expire in the summer.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Serie A club Roma are reported to be interested in the former Newcastle and Aston Villa player and Pellegrini has suggested any dispute is not about money.

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"Maybe City have already offered all that the club can offer, maybe it's not about more money, maybe there are different things to sign a new contract," he said.

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"You must ask James what is happening with him. I hope he will find an arrangement, and I think it's possible."

Milner, who has 53 international caps, signed for Manchester City for £26million in 2010 and has made 186 appearances for the club, scoring 16 goals.

He began his career at hometown club Leeds United before moving to Newcastle for £3.6m in 2004 and then Villa for £12m in 2008.

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