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19th May 2015

Transfer gossip: Milner to snub new City contract and join Arsenal

James is a giant leech...

Milner’s crossing over to Arsenal

The Star report that James Milner is ready to snub a massive four-year contract offer worth up to £165,000 a week from Manchester City.

The 29-year-old becomes a free agent next month and therefore City chiefs are powerless to stop him leaving the club for nowt.

Apparently Arsenal have jumped to the head of the queue to sign the former Leeds man, with Roma and Liverpool also interested.

Dzeko Edin for Merseyside

Another player who looks likely to leave the Etihad is Edin Dzeko, who is just cluttering up City’s squad these days.

Liverpool are interested in signing the Bosnian because he’s a Premier League striker so of course they are.

The Mail suggest it would take something in the region of £25m to secure his services, with Chelsea also snooping.

Jose can’t stop Cech bouncing

Jose Mourinho admits that he is ‘powerless’ to stop his second-choice keeper Petr Cech from leaving Stamford Bridge.

The Mirror tell us that Jose is resigned to losing the helmeted one but understands the Czech’s frustration at warming the bench.

This will come as good news to Arsene Wenger who has been heavily linked with the soon-to-be 33-year-old for bloody ages now.

The best of the rest

*Gary Neville reckons Manchester United should use David de Gea as leverage to sign Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale. (Sun)

*Real are yet to confirm whether Carlo Ancelotti will stay on as manager next season, even though the Italian has stated he wants to. (Guardian)

*Scott Sinclair is set to make his loan move from Manchester City to Aston Villa permanent now that Villa are safe from relegation. (Daily Express) 

*David Moyes is keen to bring Everton left-back Bryan Oviedo with him to Real Sociedad. Like you even care. (Daily Express)