James Milner insists he is putting his club future on hold until after the World Cup but admits he could leave Aston Villa.
The England midfielder is in demand after a fine season with Villa and Manchester City have targeted Milner as their first big-money buy of the summer.
They have made a £20million bid which was instantly rejected by Villa and the Blues are set to face competition from city rivals Manchester United if they wish to maintain their pursuit of Milner.
The 24-year-old, a club-record £12m signing from Newcastle in the summer of 2008, is set to hold talks over a new contract at Villa Park after the World Cup.
But the PFA Young Player Of The Year, who has two years remaining on his current deal, admits he does not know if he will still be at Villa Park next season.
"Do I expect to be at Villa next season? I don't know," he said.
"I've worked as hard as I can and concentrated on club football while the season has been on.
"Now it's finished I'm focusing on England - and that's the only thing I am focusing on.
"The speculation about my own future is not distracting. There are always going to be rumours about every player in every club when the transfer window opens.
"To be linked with any clubs is flattering but I'm just concentrating on England at this time.
"The season finished at Villa a week and a bit ago and we all said we would discuss it (his future) after the World Cup.
"I've enjoyed my time at Aston Villa, it's a good club. We've had a lot of success this season and come close in two competitions, and we are moving forward."
Milner has been named in England's provisional 30-man squad and is expected to make Fabio Capello's final 23.
Capello recently described the versatile midfielder as "the future" for England and he has made great strides this season after being switched to a central midfield role by Villa boss Martin O'Neill following the departure of Gareth Barry last summer - also to City.
"It is nice to hear praise from any manager but it is then down to you to prove that correct and drive on again and try to improve again," said Milner.
"You can't stand still, especially with the competition that is about. You just want to become the best player possible and do as well as you can every time you train or play a game.
"Have I improved? You would like to think you've improved every season and I am lucky enough to be working at a good club with a great manager and staff and some very good players.
"There are some very good players here with England and if you can't learn anything from playing with those sort of players, you are going to struggle.
"I'll just keep playing as well as I can and hopefully force my way into the 23."
Barry has established himself as an England regular in a defensive midfield role but is battling to overcome an ankle injury.
Milner is more attack-minded but has put his hand up to fill in for Barry should he be ruled out.
"Whether there is a role for me in place of Gareth is down to the manager," Milner added. "If he asks me to play there, I'll be prepared to play there.
"I've played there most of the season. I'm happy there, there is no difference to playing there than with your club. I'll be happy to play there."
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