Etihad Stadium side look to keep hold of Serbian wide-man.
Manchester City have rejected approaches from various clubs for their 27 year-old left back, Aleksandar Kolarov according to the Daily Express.
Despite interest from Italian giants Juventus and Inter Milan, the Sky Blues have no interest in selling their second choice left back this summer, especially after the recent departure of former Brazilian international Maicon to Roma.
The Serbian told reporters; “I am happy at City but I want to play regularly, as I said to Roberto Mancini.”
“I’m in contact with my agent and soon we will understand what will happen. Money is not everything in life and I have no problem in revising my salary. Simply I want a place in the starting line-up.”
Since Gael Clichy’s arrival from Arsenal, the 27 year-old has gone under the radar at the Etihad as Mancini never seemed to keen on either left back. Instead the former City boss opted to play three at the back, the majority of the time, in an attempt to play wingers instead of Kolarov/Clichy.
Due to the recent sale of Argentinian star Carlos Tevez, Manuel Pellegrini will now try to wrap up deals for two strikers this week – Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic. The duo will set the Sky Blues back a huge £40million, which the City boss feels is money well spent.
Various news outlets still claim the Manchester club still wish to sell out of sorts midfielder Gareth Barry, who’s performances are beginning to decline with age. The 32 year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks.