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Man City, Chelsea target Milner to slap in Villa transfer request

James Milner is planning to demand a transfer from Aston Villa after the World Cup.

The Sunday Mirror says Milner will stun Aston Villa on his return from the World Cup by handing in a written transfer request if they attempt to block his £28 million move to Manchester City.

Milner has made it clear to England team-mates that he cannot ignore the kind of wages a move to Eastlands would guarantee. Moving to City would even be more lucrative than joining champions Chelsea.

Chelsea have refused to go above £20 million to secure the 24-year-old.

Villa boss Martin O'Neill shelved plans to open contract talks with Milner prior to the World Cup after City made the first of two opening offers to sign him, and Villa officials still hope they can talk Milner into staying.

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