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Liverpool are ready to rescue James Milner from his Manchester City misery - as Kop boss Brendan Rodgers prepares to take his summer spending through the £100million barrier, write Tom Hopkinson and Neil Moxley in the Sunday People.
Rodgers, who is set to add QPR's France striker Loic Remy to his list of summer purchases, has made tentative inquires about City outcast Milner - and been encouraged by the response.
Champions City are ready to dangle a new four-year deal, but Milner is fed up being a bit-part player after just 11 Premier League starts last season.
Everton and Arsenal are also in the hunt for the midfielder, and his old club Aston Villa are keen, but the Kop club are favourites should the 28-year-old decide to quit the Etihad bench.
The pursuit of the England man shows Rodgers' intent to turn Liverpool into regular title challengers, despite the departure of Luis Suarez.
The Kop chief has activated an £8.5m release clause in 27-year-old Remy's QPR contract and the player - who spent last season on loan at Newcastle - will fly to the USA where Liverpool are on their pre-season tour.
Southampton defender Dejan Lovren is set to switch to Anfield in a £20m deal as soon as new Saints boss Ronald Koeman can find a replacement.
And Rodgers also has his sights on Fiorentina keeper Neto, after talks over Swansea stopper Michel Vorm collapsed.