AS Roma set sights on Manchester City defender

As per a report from Italian outlet Corriere Dello Sport this evening, Serie A side AS Roma are eyeing a move for Manchester City full-back Aleksandar Kolarov.

Citizens servant

Kolarov, a Serbian left-back known for his hammer of a left-foot, has been at Manchester City since 2010, when he arrived from Roma’s arch-rivals Lazio.

The 31-year-old has been heavily linked with an Etihad exit for the past two summers, though the club’s release of fellow left-full Gael Clichy last month has left Pep Guardiola with little choice but to hold onto Kolarov for the time being.

However, with Benjamin Mendy expected to arrive from French outfit Monaco in the near future, it is rumoured that Kolarov’s days in Manchester could be numbered.

Serie A bound?

Italian giants AS Roma are looking to take advantage of the powerful defender’s uncertain future at City by making their first official offer for a long-term target of the club.

Eusebio Di Francesco and co. see the experienced Serbian as the ideal addition to their backline ahead of next season, and are ready to offer 10 million Euro for his services.

While it is reported that the Premier League outfit would be open to a sale at this price, Kolarov’s rumoured wages of 4.5 million Euro per week pose a major stumbling block to the deal, with Roma not prepared to pay anything close to this figure.

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