Cuellar wants Milner stay

Villa defender would be happy to see England international remain

Cuellar: Wants Milner to stay

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Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar has stated that he would like to see James Milner stay at the club.

The England midfielder has been consistently linked with a move away from Villa Park this summer, with Manchester City still interested in him despite having a bid rebuffed.

Milner has suggested previously that he could seek pastures new and manager Martin O'Neill admitted he would sell the player for the right price.

The situation appears to have been smoothed over a little after talks between the two men, but with City reportedly planning a £30million offer the Midlands club are set to be tested again.

Top class

Spanish centre-back Cuellar insisted he would be pleased if Milner decided to remain at Villa, but they did not depend on the midfielder and a replacement could be found.

"We have been training exactly the same because we are a team," Cuellar told Sky Sports News.

"We don't depend on one player. Of course he is coming with us and he is just one more like me.

"Of course, he is top class, one of the best in the Premier League and we need him.

"But if he is going to leave, we will replace him with another good player."