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'He Intimated That He'd Like To Go' - O'Neill

Martin O'Neill has confirmed that James Milner does want to move the Council Stadium of Manchester City.

As covered earlier Martin O'Neill was speaking to the press after landing in sunny Dublin ahead of our Bohemians friendly on Sunday and confirmed that Milner was off as long as the price was right.

'I had a conversation with James before the World Cup and he intimated he'd like to go. City made an offer but it did not meet our valuation. I'm sure matters will be resolved soon.'

Milner is not with the lads in Dublin after being given a bit more time off to recover following the World Cup disaster and will be back in training next week, however I'd now be very surprised if we saw him back in the claret and blue for any friendly action given Monny has now confirmed his desire to leave.

We all know a bid of 20 million was turned down in May, and the press speculates that we are holding out for a fee in the region of 30 million which would be a remarkable return financially on the player.

What hasn't been confirmed, although it's potentially likely, is that Milner is quietly forcing the issue and has handed in a transfer request. Least his 'intimation' to leave could certainly be considered a request.

In one way that seems a shame because as if their was an ounce of loyalty left in the game Milner is the sort of lad you'd expect it from, but on the other it's pleasing that he's in effect doing it the right way - if there can be one. He hasn't kicked a fuss up in the press, he's obviously been honest with O'Neill and given the suffering of the Barry saga at least Milner has helped keep this issue simpler and more straight forward - at least from Villa's perspective and O'Neill has been able to plan all summer for his departure.

City will know what we want, they obviously also know Milner wants to join them...the only sticking point is whether they are prepared to meet our valution and if so, how long will they drag their heels.

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Date:Thursday July 22 2010

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