Report: Kolarov on brink of Roma switch

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Roma may have already agreed a deal for Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov, according to Italian sources.

Aleksandar Kolarov could be headed for a Manchester City exit and Roma have emerged as the leaders in the race to sign him.

Last night's decision that Man City will only be able to name a 21-man squad for next season's Champions League after breaking Uefa financial fair play rules may have a knock-on effect for Kolarov.

It has been reported that the reduced squad size would mean Kolarov would have to sit out City's Champions League campaign and could force his hand into leaving.

Kolarov has battled hard to try and establish himself as first choice in Manuel Pellegrini's side but Gael Clichy has the advantage.

Juventus, Inter and Roma have all been keeping an eye on Kolarov's situation and the Uefa decision may jolt them into action.

According to reports in Italy, Roma have already reached an agreement with Man City for a £9.8m deal, which can now move forward towards completion.

Kolarov played for Roma's city rivals Lazio between 2007 and 2010 and has reportedly set his heart on returning to the Italian capital, which gave Roma the edge over Inter and Juventus.

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