Report: Man City man wants Roma not Juventus

According to Italian newspaper Leggo, Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov is hoping to join Roma in the summer.

Aleksandar Kolarov looks likely to leave Manchester City this summer in spite of an impressive tail end of the season and Roma seem favourite to snap him up.

The Serbian defender has been in and out of the Man City starting XI this term and is seemingly set to leave in order to find regular first-team football.

After a slightly shaky early campaign, Kolarov has steadily improved and has more assists in the Premier League this season than any other defender after getting his seventh in City's 4-0 win over Aston Villa.

But a report in the Telegraph suggests that Man City may cut Kolarov from their Champions League squad if they are forced to only pick only 21 players instead of 25 due to their failure to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.

And two Italian sides are waiting in the wings ready to step in and offer the 28-year-old a fresh start and a marked increase in playing time, including Champions League football.

Juventus have reportedly held talks with Kolarov's agent and appeared to be leading the race, but Roma have emerged as his most likely destination.

Italian newspaper Leggo believes that Kolarov would rather return to Rome, where he played for Lazio between 2007 and 2010, than move to Turin.

Any side wishing to sign Kolarov would be expected to have to pay around £8m and meet his wage demands, which are currently close to £3m per season.

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