Four Italian sides chase Man City man

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It is being reported that four Italian teams are now in the hunt for Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov's signature.

Inter have been keeping an eye on Aleksandar Kolarov for some time, but it seems that the Nerazzurri aren't the only Italian club plotting to sign the Manchester City man.

Kolarov has played 41 times for City this season and manager Manuel Pellegrini appears to see him as more of a regular starter than Roberto Mancini did.

However, there are still rumours that Kolarov wants to be treated as a more integral cog in the Man City machine and also suggestions that City are ready to trade him in.

In January, Inter were frequently linked with the 28-year-old, nothing materialised but a summer switch could be in the offing.

But according to the Daily Mail, three other Serie A sides may made offers with Roma, Milan and Juventus all considering stepping in.

French side Monaco, who have significant spending power, are also said to be keeping a close eye for any developments in Kolarov's situation.

Kolarov is no stranger to Serie A. The Serbian international wore a Lazio shirt between 2007 and 2010 before joining Manchester City for £19m in July 2010.

While his early time in England was characterised by some sloppy performances and attracted some harsh criticism, Kolarov has improved greatly in recent times and there has been fierce competition with Gael Clichy for a starting spot in the City team.

It remains to be seen whether Kolarov sticks around to fight for his place or will be tempted to head back to Italy where he would probably be guaranteed first-team action.

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