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Steven Gerrard speculation roams from Celtic to Inter Milan

By Jim Gracey

From MK Dons to Celtic or Inter Milan? Steven Gerrard's future options on leaving LA Galaxy are swinging the full arc of the football pendulum.

Linked to a reunion with his former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers at Celtic and a managerial role at League One MK Dons, Gerrard now has a playing contract with Italian giants Inter to consider

Last night it emerged Gerrard has held initial discussions with Inter, related to the possibility of the 36-year-old's playing career extending by a further six months until the end of the 2016/17 campaign.

Though Inter have struggled in Serie A this season and currently lie in ninth position, some 13 points behind leaders Juventus ahead of the Milanese derby this weekend, the idea of potentially retiring at one of Europe's grand football institutions might appeal to Gerrard.

Negotiations between representatives of the former Liverpool captain and MK Dons over the League One club's vacant managerial position have not progressed beyond an expression of interest.

His ultimate ambition is a return to Liverpool in a coaching or management capacity, creating a quandary for Gerrard as to whether his next move is down the divisions on the managerial ladder or short term on the higher playing level at Inter or Celtic.

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