Eastlands outfit may or may not have sealed a deal to bring Lazio man to the club.
Manchester City have agreed a £16m fee for Serbian left-back Aleksandar Kolarov, BBC Sport understands.
The 24-year-old Lazio player, who played twice for his country at the World Cup, would be in direct competition with Wayne Bridge.
Kolarov, labelled the Serbian Roberto Carlos because of his shooting prowess, had drawn interest from several clubs. (BBC Sport)
Those who thought that the Eastlands outfit spending spree last summer would be hard to top may want to reassess that assumption as Roberto Mancini continues to pick up quality players at an alarming rate. This capture, still not complete, will take spending for this summer to over £75m after Man City’s captures of Jerome Boateng, Yaya Toure and David Silva.
The 24 year old Belgrade born left back has had three solid seasons in Rome and will surely be the first choice starter at the City of Manchester stadium as and when he arrives from Lazio. A position that was last season shared between Wayne Bridge, Javier Garrido and Sylvinho.
Reports have emerged that Kolarov’s Serie A employers haven’t as yet agreed any offer so this deal could still be up in the air.