Liverpool and Arsenal target issues contract ultimatum

Manchester City and James Milner are at loggerheads over a new deal for the England midfielder, report the Daily Mirror.

It is alleged that Milner desires to spend the rest of his career at the Etihad and is consequently refusing to sign a new contract unless he is handed a four-year deal with the reigning Premier League champions.

City run the risk of losing Milner on a free at the end of this season unless an agreement can be reached in the meantime.

The stand-off between the two has piqued the curiousity of Liverpool and Arsenal, as well as Inter Milan, all of whom would be interesting in procuring the services of the Leeds United youth product.

The current offer on the table from the Citizens is worth £80,000 a week but only spans three year, meaning that Milner may have to look elsewhere to ply his trade.