Milner future should be on Tyneside
So then Milner must stay - or at least that seems to be the opinion of large sections of Newcastle United fans and seemingly Kevin Keegan.
Interest from Liverpool and Aston Villa (once again, are they obsessed?) looks set to be resisted for the winger and quite rightly so.
At the end of the day why would you sell one of your better players to two rival teams in the Premier League and at a time when United need as many quality performers as possible?
Milner's season ended in disappointment after a foot injury sustained at Anfield but despite his exit from the team coinciding with team's best and most exciting run of the season in the final straight, there's no doubt Mille would have slotted in some where at some stage.
And in some ways perhaps the injury was somewhat of a blessing in disguise.
Don't forget Milner was heading for almost two years consecutive football after involvement last summer with the England Under-21s at the Euros in Holland and then an early check in in 2006 with Newcastle after returning on loan from Villa to prepare for Glenn Roeder's Intertoto Cup campaign with the Mags.
Now with his rehab well underway, Milner will return with a proper breather and not just the week or so off he's had in two years.
That should make for a fresh start for the Yorkshireman who at just 22 is still a future international star and one of the prize assets Newcastle should be looking to develop further and not be looking to cash in on.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?