James Milner 'wants new Manchester City contract'

Manchester City's English midfielder James Milner celebrates with Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League match at CSKA Moscow on October 21, 2014
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England midfielder James Milner says he is ready to sign a new contract with Manchester City, despite having been linked with a move away in recent months.

James Milner has seemingly performed a U-turn by revealing that he is looking to sign a new contract with Manchester City.

The England international midfielder had been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium, but appears to have changed his mind after being given more first-team action by manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Milner, whose current deal at the Etihad Stadium expires at the end of the season, told The Mirror: "I'd love to stay at City. That's the bottom line. It's a no-brainer for me. I want to be here. I would love to sign a new contract.

"We are talking, but there hasn't been an actual contact offer yet. Obviously I'd like things to be sorted sooner rather than later, but I'm not putting a timescale on it."

Milner is in contention to start Sunday's derby with Manchester United, with the Blues looking to reduce the nine-point gap to Premier League leaders Chelsea.

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