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James Milner eyes Man City quadruple

Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti admits he's surprised Frank Lampard is set to join Manchester City on loan from new MLS franchise New York City.

James Milner has set his sights on challenging for a quadruple with Manchester City this season.

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Manuel Pellegrini's side won the Premier League and the Capital One Cup last season and reached the last 16 of the Champions League and the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.

And midfielder Milner, who believes City have a better group of players after the summer additions of Fernando, Bacary Sagna, Willy Caballero and Frank Lampard, is hoping they mount a four-pronged challenge for honours.

He told City's official website: "Our squad is stronger and we want to go again because we have had the taste of winning trophies.

"We were chasing four trophies last season and we want to be in that situation again where we can be pushing for all of them.

"It's up to us to go again and try and retain the title. We're focusing on the new season. We know how hard it's going to be and we know how strong the other teams are and they have strengthened again."

Milner, who has entered the last year of his contract, made 44 appearances in all competitions last season but only started 12 league games.

And he added: "City are a great club to be with and I just want to contribute as much as I can. Competition is tough but when you get out there you have to go and help the team.

"I have been here four years now so you know what to expect. There are big money signings every year and you want to play against the top teams and play with the best players in the world.

Key European club fixtures

French Ligue 1 -- Aug. 8
FA Community Shield: Manchester City vs. Arsenal -- Aug. 10
German Super Cup: Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich -- Aug. 13
English Premier League -- Aug. 16
Spanish Super Cup: Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid -- Aug. 19 and 22
Spanish La Liga/German Bundesliga -- Aug. 23
Italian Serie A -- Aug. 30

"We definitely have that at City. You test yourself every single day in training. You want to improve. You want to win trophies and think: 'Did I become the best player that I can?'

"If you can't improve playing with these guys in the dressing room you are going to struggle anywhere."

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