Mirror Reporting Milner Taking Medical At Aston Villa


The Daily Mirror is reporting that Newcastle’s 22 year-old winger James Milner is currently having a medical at Aston Villa.

James Milner – now taking medical at Villa?

The permanent transfer of the player, for a reported ?9M (the amount keeps changing) should be completed in the next few hours.

And it wouldn’t surprise us if Milner is in the Aston Villa side for Sunday’s home game against Liverpool.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that Newcastle have accepted Aston Villa’s bid for the England U-21 star, rumored to be in the region of £9M, and with the player obviously wanting to leave Tyneside , the deal will be tied up very shortly.

This has all happened so quickly and again we cannot help but Keegan himself will be stunned by this.

After Newcastle great win on Tuesday night, in which Milner was the MOM, who would have thought he’d be leaving Newcastle 3 days later. 🙁

We wouldn’t.

Martin O’Neil must think Christmas has come early this year.
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84 comments so far

  • Tom4Nufc

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #1

    I doubt the 9m figure is correct, I think it will be closer to 12m, as Ashley will want 10m, and the rest goes to Leeds.

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  • seetow

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #2

    i wouldn’t be so sure about how martin o’neill thinks christmas has come early. milner is distinctly average, can’t cross, painfully slow (though faster than geremi).. TAXI!

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  • WesToon

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #3

    Yea P#ss off James,you plonker
    Least he could do was remain loyal,after being a regular in the first team!! They dont make players like they used to…EXCEPT there are a few (ie) SPIDEY..thing of beauty that Lad is 🙂

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  • Ericles

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #4

    I hope Milner is also seeing a psychiatrist at this medical at Villa. He must be potty to want to leave NUFC and KK’s vision for a team nowhere as potentially big as ours. The only reason can be money, money, money. The implication? If it is for more than NUFC offered him the question is obvious. How did he know Villa were offering more? Or would do? This situation stinks and it is nothing to do with KK or NUFC.

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  • Grantosuk

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Let him go, full of heart but not much end product.

    Jonas is twice the player, and actually wants to play for us.

    Hopefully the money will be spent on a creative midfielder that we DESPERATLY need.

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  • domtoon

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Don’t know why some people dislike Milner so much – personally I think he’s quality! Could think of other people in the team I’d much rather sell………

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  • toonfan101

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #7

    I think 9m is 3m more than he’s worth.

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  • Micky Toon

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #8

    Why would Keegan be stunned? Milner handed in a request nine days ago. Keegan has had plenty of time to take it in. He knows MON loves Milner and that MON was at the cov game, so it was always on the cards.
    If we could keep everyone fit then we would be top six no problem, so stop moaning about a journeyman player leaving for good money.

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  • jettson

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #9

    lets hope we have something up our sleeve and a replacement (with better end product) is lined up, Turan maybe??? he still available remmber!! clearly in need of a minimum 3 players 2 of which have to be first choice players, desperate for creativity from midfield, so Turan, and possibly Huntellaar anyone??? no champions league for him with Ajax, and none of the big guns have come in 4 him so why not go 4 it, MA this would be the WOW signing, make it happen and now!!

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  • domtoon

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #10

    Although yes having thought about it if he wants to leave then her can go do one. Simple to be honest.

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  • shiggy

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #11

    trust me this is a true story from a very reliable source.

    Kevin Keegan had a meeting with Derek Llambias around an hour after the Coventry match and pre post match interviews, when he gave a glowing report on James Milner on the team. He appeared very upbeat.

    After around an hour or so and the meeting with Llambias he was absolutely foaming and gave the impression to the source that there would be NO further signings or someone was moved on! He was supposedly livided!.

    I also hear Bobby Moncur has give some comments regarding Dennis Wise, and the fact no one likes the fella’ players included and KK feeling extremely underminded by him.

    I would expect one more signing and James Milner to move on.

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  • The Entertainers

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #12

    I see we have been liked with making a bit for Leicester Cities young LB Joe Mattock.

    His club is wanting 5 million, but he is worth a look and is the sort of player who would fit into the clubs transfer policy.

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  • sean667

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #13

    good ridence judas spoilt brat

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  • Rackham

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #14

    Bull, Milner is a great player, We all loved him, They say its becuse of the wages, if the lad dont want to play for us then why keep him, look at the ronaldo saga at manchester united and how many fans hees lost? because now if milner stays their will be a a mixed reception and theirfore may dint his confidence? or maybe inspire him to prover himself?

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  • The real big AL

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #15

    Let the greedy t**t go. Jonas is right footed put him on right and zog on left. both beat players and have an end product (not on corners tho zog)! money can be better used to strengthen other areas.

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  • The Entertainers

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #16

    Everton sign Saha……..no move for Smith then

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  • liquid ice

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #17

    we should buy the whole argentina squad (would be good)

    anyway nt arsed bout milner although he was a good footyplayer to be a winger you need to be able to run fast and thats one thing milner couldnt do so if we get 10mil from him means we could buy an argentinian attaking midfielder.

    also nzogbia is twice the player milner will ever be

    jonas on the right nzogbia on the left unbeatable!!

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  • SteveM

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #18

    Another made up story – I’m sure if Milner does go to Villa he will have a medical – so why not publish now for an exclusive. If Milner was at the Villa training ground being seen by the Villa medical staff I’m sure EVERY Paper would have pictures and the story. This is just one more example of the media making stuff up to sell papers rather than reporting the facts. BTW I can confirm Milner is in the late stages of contract negotiations with MoN – just made it up – sorces close to the Villa camp have confirmed that MoN is positive about signing a player of Milner’s quality. – This story is totally based on my imagination and has no basis in known fact whatsoever – can i get a well paid job in journalism please. The sourse close to the VIlla Camp is me – since my flat in newcastle is close on a global scale to journalism – and anyways you’ll never be able to prove me wrong unless I confess… damn!! knew I should’ve just stuck to the lies (correction: facts)

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  • Tom

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #19

    Man people are quick to turn on a player. Considering he’s worth a £9-12m fee shouldn’t he be on wages that represent a player that costs that much. Milners one of the lowest paid first team regulars. Im dissapointed that he handed in a transfer request to force Ashleys hand, as yes he’s been very badly advised. But The board should have seen that coming and done something to rectify it. Losing Milner a player who will be fit all season and will give 100% home and away is not a step forward unless we replace him with absolute class. Jonas will take up the right wing slot and Charlie the LW, but if either get injured we’re now left with geremi.

    We have 3 days to replace him and add the further 3 players keegan says is essential to compete this season, it must be done immediatly and it must be players keegan wants.

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  • Dave Thomson

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #20

    millner is a traitor and the greedy little git wants more than 30k a week i will play for the toon for nowt me like

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  • Spyro

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #21

    Some people on here have no sense.

    Milner handed in a transfer request in 9days ago weren’t it? KK will not be shocked and was just talking up his value as he must have known O’neill had representatives in the coventry game crowd.

    This also means that we either have a replacement lined up, or a number of potential replacements ready to be pursued once the deal has gone through.

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  • Paul Wright

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #22

    Serious is milner worth 9/10million? I say NO WAY. He plays his heart out but his crossing and pace is questionable at best and I dont think he woudl get into a startign newcastle midfield as Jonas is a mile sbetter right winger!!! Shame to se ehim go but I cant see vill afans being that happy with spendign 10million on a player with no enlgnad caps and not even close to breakign into the england squad!!!! 2 assists last seaosn in 30+ games tells its own story!!!

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  • Chris_toon

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #23

    After hearin that he signed a new contract just last year i got MILNER on my shirt now he gonna go i just as well throw it away 🙁 not happy i tells ya – GIT!!!!

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  • The Entertainers

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #24

    Hope so Spyro, but why dont we have the replacement lined up first (signed, sealed and delievered) before we sell Milner?

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  • arnietoon

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #25

    NEW TOPIC

    If Berbatoff is such an NUFC/Keegan fan, how about scuppering Fergusons antics by offering a “’till christmas” loan of Berbatoff.

    Gives a bit of breathing space. Solves a lot of problems.

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  • ELFER

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #26

    Saying it again, we haven’t lost a worldclass player in milner, so why are you all so down? Good business!!

    If he get’s injured (just like bellamy, dyer, etc.) we all will have a lough and enjoy the extra millions we have got for him!

    Now bring in Arshavin or some similar cracker!

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  • Tom

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #27

    Yeah, I agree with Spyro, if they are willing to let him go now rather than holding it, they probably have someone lined up, hopefully Seb Larsson!!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #28

    If this is the case then this raises a couple of things:

    1: That is fast work only 48hrs later since it cme public he is off!

    2: If we can sell so fast – why cant WE sign that fast!

    3: There MUST be something in the pipeline!!

    4: If there isnt and the above posts are true then from Tuesday at 00:00.01 am – there are going to be some really pissed off toon army.

    I dont know about everyone else but I was under the impression from things I read (non papers) and heard from KK that we were going to be adding to our squad and so far it hasnt really happened has it.

    Dont get me wrong – Bassong, Guthrie, Colo and Jonas have been good – but we all know we needed more.

    GOD I pray that we are going to get a surprise over the next three/four days.

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  • liquid ice

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #29

    Spyro not thhe place for comments like that you f’ing mong

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  • sweendog

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #30

    2 things will happen after Milner is sold..
    We get a really decent striker and a decent play maker .. we all know plans are in place … the club are just waiting on confirmation of Milners price .. before confirming bids on the 2 players .. MA, KK etc aren’t stupid and if this was done behind KK’s back you’d hear a hell of alot more about it .. trust in the club and Manager .. wait 3 days before you decide if they’re messing us and KK around ..

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  • Canada44

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #31

    bye bye milner!

    There is a good player perhaps but certainly not a big player, so for me i prefer to see flo malouda not cause iam french but flo is better than milner and more technical and i think it’s important to have technical’s players like jonas, duff, charles, and hope flo.

    I hope newcastle will closed transfer of flo and another player like skjelbred why not…and in my opinion another player for sustitute nicky butt (33 years!), and this player which i will like to see at st james is Rio Mavuba!
    I like this player, english people don’t know him maybe but i can to say you he is strong with many cap with french team and he is very nice…

    We will see what’s happen

    Go newcastle and Go MO!!!!

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  • Spyro

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #32

    exactly Entertainers, everyone would be much more relaxed about this if that were the case. Oh well, we are Newcastle UTD and it wouldn’t be right for us to do things in the most orthodox fashion would it? 😀

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  • liquid ice

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #33

    jokin sorry lad

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  • The Entertainers

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #34

    I know i’m being cynical but:

    If we get 9 million for Milner, we in reality only get 7 million, there or there abouts.

    We sign a replacement like Larsson who will cost app’ 6 million (saving only 1 million) and he will probabley want about 40 k p/w !!!

    Back to where we started…….

    Like i say, i am being cynical and i’m all out of optimisim at the moment.

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  • Singapore Toon

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #35

    I always wanted this to happen.. n finally Martin O’Neil Made my long-time wish came true..!
    Milner is finally off the block for good and that is good gnews for NUFC!
    He is average at BEST, painfully slow and cant cross for good measure!
    More like a look down and just pump the freaking ball into the box type…
    KK should and will use the money and buy a quality replacement..a lad that is 80% of Jonas will make us all smile!!
    Injuries to charles or jonas will make us really shorthanded..
    So KK MUST buy before the shopping windoe closes..

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  • Ericles

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #36

    Local press hints at Larsson being available. Why not? Experienced squad player for the coming season. Get your boots on Terry Mac. Give Beresford a phone call. Milburn lives!!
    I still have the faith – and even more now in KK after these last few weeks.

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  • sean667

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #37

    funny that he turned in a MOM performance the week he asked for amove and only TWO assists the season before……and yes i have turned on him ithought he played really well against coventry and feel a bit let dwn ,sad i know but true.
    The squad is so small and we did not need teenage tantrums as well as all the other difficulties we av had. (yes i know he`s not a teenager; just spoilt)

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  • mark

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #38

    what a shit article…pinched from the notorious bullshitters themselves – the Mirror. what a load of shat.. until Sky news etc report why even waste your time repeating the story…

    Milner probably does deserve more money considering the likes of Joey (i cant apologize) Barton is on 40 – 60per week but he’s went about it the wrong way. I feel he wants to remain here and will probably be a little gutted that the Toon havent gave him the rise he demanded after handing in his transfer request. He could of waited another year or so..

    Ne sentiment for footballers now-a-days, I thought he was one of the better ones around, but all footballers seem to be wan*ers..

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  • Jimmy Mac

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #39

    I personally hope we can hold onto the lad, with him taylor gutherie, and young lads like nile ranger, tozer, carroll, lua lua coming through will have a good british element to our team for years to come.

    I dont know how people can ever criticise Milners effort! he is the most hard working player in our team! he definalty isnt slow and his crossing/end product is just getting better and better.

    Personally i hope he signs a new deal, however, if not i would want at least 12m for him!!

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  • clinta

    Aug 29, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #40

    This is a bit of a nightmare, A good sloid player, massive experience in the premier league, very young, the first pick for the under 21 england side by pearces own omissions, aand a player who likes playing for newcastle and didn’t want to leave.?????????

    but now he’s been shown the door under our new policy and we’ll probably get someone untested in the pl, older and on the wage milner wanted coming in??!!!!

    stupid move and some on here are happy lol!! KK must be gutted about this.

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