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Chelsea, Man City target Milner puts house buying plans on-hold

Aston Villa midfielder James Milner has put plans to buy a new West Midlands home on hold.

The People says Chelsea and Manchester City are desperately trying to lure the England midfielder away from Villa Park this summer.

And his decision to stall on the purchase of a £1.9million new-build in Sutton Coldfield while his future is sorted out will raise both clubs' hopes of landing him.

Chelsea had all but agreed a deal with Milner several weeks ago over a ­proposed £20m switch to Stamford Bridge.

The player was happy with the £90,000-a-week wages on offer and Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti thought he had got his man.

However, City then offered £25m and similar personal terms to spice things up.

Milner has left negotiations in the hands of his advisors while he concentrates on England's World Cup bid.

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