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Besiktas pull out of race to sign Man City defender

Besiktas have pulled out of the race to sign Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov.

A source close to the Black Eagles told Emre Sarigul that the club are no long pursuing the Serbian international after signing Adriano from Barcelona. Besiktas wanted Kolarov on loan but City told the Turkish giants that they would only consider a permanent deal for a transfer fee that matched their valuation.

The Istanbul giants were unable to meet Kolarov’s valuation and are no longer in talks with City over signing the experienced full-back.

City currently have 10 players who are 30 or over and were the second oldest squad in the Premier League behind West Brom last season.

Recently appointed manager Pep Guardiola faces a test over which of his 30 or older players stay or go over the summer.

As a result Kolarov faces an uncertain future at City according to the Manchester Evening News but he did feature in the pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund.

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