Liverpool Close on Deal for Milner

Liverpool is set to hold talks with Manchester City's James Milner this week as they close in on the signing of the midfielder on a free transfer. If the deal goes through, Milner - who moved to City from Aston Villa in 2010 - would join the Reds on 1 July. Milner began his career with hometown club Leeds United before spending four years at Newcastle and then just a season as a Villa player prior to a move to City that was thought to be worth £26m. He has won the Premier League title twice and the FA Cup once during his five years in Manchester.