Leeds should go all out to bring Milner back to Elland Road

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According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool are yet to open talks with James Milner over a contract extension, and the midfielder’s former club Leeds United are closely monitoring developments ahead of a potential move.

What’s the story?

Milner has been in excellent form for Liverpool in the early stages of the campaign, with the midfielder playing a key role in his team’s strong start.

It had been thought that the 32-year-old would struggle for minutes this season due to Liverpool’s summer business, but that has simply not been the case.

Milner will see his current deal with the Reds expire at the end of next season, however, and according to the Daily Mail, Liverpool are yet to open talks with the midfielder over a possible extension.

The same report claims that Leeds are closely monitoring developments as they eye what would be an emotional Elland Road return.

Milner made his debut for hometown-team Leeds at the age of 16, but only made 54 appearances for the club before joining Newcastle United in 2004.

Could Leeds re-sign Milner?

Milner is believed to be keen on a return to Elland Road before he hangs up his boots.

The midfielder has been in wonderful form for Liverpool this season, but will turn 33 in early 2019, and is not a long-term option for the Reds.

It seems unlikely that the Merseyside outfit will offer Milner a new long-term contract, and that could force the midfielder to consider his options.

Milner left Leeds in the summer of 2004 following their relegation to the Championship, but the Whites now look well-placed to secure a return to the top flight under the leadership of Marcelo Bielsa.

Indeed, Leeds currently sit top of the second tier, and gaining promotion back to the Premier League would place the club in a strong position when it comes to re-signing the former England international.