Ignore all the below on Milner, Guardian twitter now saying done deal
Stephen Ireland heads to Villa Park as part of the Milner deal …
Ireland gets a three year deal and will not be able to play Thursday, we also get between £16.5m and £18m for him.
Nothing substantial to go on so far today but a few news stories going around regarding Milner and Ireland (of course !!)
Richard on VT has said
SSN just said this could be done by Thursday regardless of whether Ireland is coming this way or not.
‘Gaztonvilla’ on VT has said
The “bust up” was Ireland being told to train with the stiffs. Ireland asked for an explanation direct from Mancini but was told by Platt there wouldn’t be one.
Ireland and Man City in a meeting as I type.
Last night I was quite positive, we heard Ireland was banished to the reserves and the stories today have confirmed this, if Gazton is right as he was yesterday then the news Ireland is meeting is indicating to me that an agreement is close and therefore Milner will go.
EDIT: Danzel in the comments just said
James cooper just said on sky sports news the deal is done and jimmy is going for a medical after leaving our training ground and ireland the other way.
On the managerial situation ‘TheTrees’ on VT has said Randy is back and
I’m a let down.
It parked in full view, and a lot of people got off, but I was positioned too far away. I reckon the ‘family outing’ correspondents could have it right.
All I can say is that JK and Leonardo weren’t on board, Paul Faulkner may have been.
There was a (VT reading?) Tv cameraman on the car park, so if anyone special was on board it’s probably on your screens about now.
I spoke to a correspondent a little closer, and he didn’t recognise anyone.
It appears Martin Jol’s odds have gone down a fair bit in the bookies many from 10-1 to 5-1 if that means anything and we have had no conclusive statement from MacDonald indicating he wants the job despite speaking yesterday.