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Cardinals Kurt Warner talking with SF 49'ers.


SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA (TICKER)- Kurt Warner, the most sought-after free agent quarterback, arrived at the San Francisco 49ers' headquarters Monday to discuss possibly joining the down-trodden franchise.

Warner was scheduled for a medical exam followed by a visit with Niners coach Mike Singletary and general manager Scot McCloughan.

Warner, who turns 38 in June, is at an impasse with the Arizona Cardinals. Warner and his agent, Mark Bartelstein, are asking for $29 million over two years.

The Cardinals are sticking to their offer of two years for $20 million.

Bartelstein told the Arizona Republic that negotiations with the 49ers are heating up.

"I don't want to get into offers," Bartelstein said. "But things are definitely progressing, that's for sure. He's going there to decide if that's the right fit and if they have all the things he's looking for, the chance to win, all those issues."

A two-time NFL Most Valuable Player, Warner revived his career in Arizona the last two seasons after being widely dismissed in 2006. He passed for 4,583 yards and 30 touchdowns last season, spearheading the Cardinals' improbable run to the first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history.

Warner has stated he wants to be compensated like one of the top quarterbacks in the league. But the frugal Cardinals have yet to budge in negotiations.

Meanwhile, the 49ers have a glaring need at the position. San Francisco has had a revolving door at quarterback since selecting bust Alex Smith with the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2005.

Shaun Hill had mild success in nine starts last season, throwing for 2,046 yards with 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions, but is not looked upon as the future at quarterback.

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