FoxSports Australia says Milligan, a free agent after three years at Sydney FC, has spent recent weeks training at several Premiership clubs, including Arsenal, Manchester City and Fulham.

Milligan's management has confirmed they're in talks with the Gunners about a move to Emirates stadium for the defensive utility.

Milligan, who played a season under Terry Butcher at Sydney, enjoys a big reputation in Europe after his superb campaign at right-back in the 2005 U20 World Championships in Holland.