James Milner transfer saga

Mancini tells Ireland to leave City

August 14, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Roberto Mancini has told Stephen Ireland to leave Manchester City as he sweats on the midfielder's agreement to join Aston Villa in a deal that will see James Milner go the other way.

City are offering around £16 million plus Ireland in exchange for Milner, a package Villa have agreed to, but Ireland has reportedly demanded a £2million pay-off from cash-rich City to play his part in the transfer.

City are believed to be unwilling to adhere to those terms, meaning Ireland remains ...

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