Aleksandar Kolarov extends stay at Manchester City

Alberto Moreno Perez

Aleksandar Kolarov has signed a new contract extension at Manchester City.

Manchester City have announced that Aleksandar Kolarov has signed a three-year contract extension that will see him stay at the club until 2018.


The news will end speculation surrounding the 28-year-old who has been linked to Bayern Munich, Juventus and Roma.


The Serbian made 44 appearances in all competitions last season and was a key figure as Manuel Pellegrini's side lifted the Premier League trophy.


Kolarov said: 'I am very happy and very proud of this new contract. I will give this club probably the best stages of my football career and I am very happy that I continue with this club which feels now like my home.

'Last season I played a lot and I think I proved to people in the club that they can believe in me and the result was that I was offered a new contract and I was happy to sign.

'When we won two trophies last season, I was happy with what we did and I think it’s good for the club and for me that we are here now.

It was thought that Sevilla's Alberto Moreno was of particular interest to Manchester City but now that Kolarov will remain with them it should end their pursuit of the 21-year-old.

With Gael Clichy still at the Etihad to fight it out for the left-back spot with the Serb City have no need to bring in Moreno.

Atletico Madrid have signed Guilherme Siqueira to replace Chelsea bound Filipe Luis who themselves were credited with an interest in Moreno. Tottenham have subsequently denied targeting the three-time Spain international after they were linked with a £14million bid plus loaning out Sandro.

All of which could see Liverpool with no more obstacles in their chase for Moreno's signature. According to various reports including The Independent everything has been agreed between the two clubs except for the payment structure.

Should the transfer go through it is possible Liverpool could well end up with the best full-back of the lot, given his age, talent and thus potential.

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