Milner in shock Newcastle transfer request
A statement on the club's website read: "Newcastle can confirm that it has received a written transfer request from James Milner.
"The club is very disappointed that James sees his footballing future as away from St James' Park. He is a valued member of the squad and it is only a year ago that he signed an improved long-term contract.
"We have yet to receive an offer for James that has matched our valuation of him."