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Man City to make serious play for Everton midfield ace Arteta

Manchester City are reviving interest in Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta.

The Telegraph says City are expected to reignite their interest in Arteta if they fail to sign England international James Milner from Aston Villa.

It was thought that City's interest in Arteta, earlier this summer, had cooled but Everton fear that the Milner stalemate has changed all that.

Though there has been no contact between Everton and City over the Spanish playmaker, who has returned from the pre-season tour of Australia to marry in his homeland, the Goodison Park hierarchy believe Arteta's head may be turned by the prospect of joining countryman David Silva at the world's richest club. Silva on Wednesday passed his medical at City.

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