Date:Thursday August 31 2006
But the winger will not be going to ICI City ... because Boro said they didn't want him.
And I don't know what Martin O'Neill saw in ex-Leeds player on Sunday, but despite a half-hearted performance, Villa are back in the race to sign him.
According to reports this morning: 'Aston Villa are closing in on the signing of Newcastle winger James Milner in a £4million deal'.
Which is interesting, because Newcastle were happy to take £3m for him back in January.
Sir Bobby Robson bought him and promised to get the best out of the kid. But how can we forget the words of his successor Graeme Souness, who said: 'We won't win anything with a team of James Milners.'
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